Education & CPD

Introduction to Oncology - "From Symptom to Specialist"

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  •   Date: Tuesday, 21 April 2020
  •   Registration: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:15
  •   Start: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:30
  •   End: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme empowers nurses to care for cancer patients by advancing participants’ existing knowledge and giving guidance on how to integrate this knowledge into practice. A combination of theoretical learning and case study presentations makes this programme an enjoyable learning experience. The programme aims to meet the learning needs of nurses who do not have
specialist cancer postgraduate education who are caring for cancer patients. An overview of cancer care in Ireland will be provided and key topics will be discussed. The programme will explore the patient pathway from diagnosis to treatment as well
as carcinogenesis, the causes of cancer and the metastatic process.
  • Tuesday, 21 April 2020

  • 09:15
  • 09:30
    Introduction and Carcinogenesis
  • 10:30
    Patient journey, national and regional units of care
  • 11:15
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:30
    TNM staging and grading
  • 12:30
  • 13:15
    MDT and allocation of care
  • 14:00
    Pre-treatment workup i.e. blood work and tests and patient prep
  • 14:45
    Supporting the patient while on treatment
  • 15:30
    Case study, Group Quiz
  • 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. American Society of Clinical Oncology, (2017) American Society of Clinical Oncology Guidelines, tools and resources .

  2. National Cancer Registry Ireland, (2017) National Cancer Registry Ireland Publications .

  3. National Cancer Control Programme, (2017) National Cancer Control Programme Publications .