•   8hrs
  •   Public
  •   Review due: November 2018

This program is for nurses who work with older people affected by cancer. It uses evidence based and best practice guidelines to improve the knowledge and skills in caring for older people with cancer.


This is the first online educational resource specific to the Australian context that supports nurses to deliver excellent care to older people with cancer. This course presents information about the implications for care of an older person with cancer with particular focus on communication. 


Additional Information

These Geriatric Oncology Nursing Education Modules have been developed in collaboration between Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Western & Central Integrated Cancer Service (WCMICS), Western Health (Melbourne) Consumer representatives, The Royal Women’s Hospital (Melbourne) The University of Melbourne.

This project has been funded by WCMICS and is generously supported by The Frances & Harold Abbott Foundation.

Geriatric oncology

What you will achieve

  • Understand critical domains of assessment of an older person
  • Describe the ageing process and how this impacts cancer treatment
  • Reflect on communication strategies when caring for an older people with cancer
  • Describe role in advocacy and support of older people affected by cancer, their families and support network.

Who is this course for?

This online program has been developed for nurses who work with older people affected by cancer and who wish to develop their knowledge and practice skills in geriatric oncology nursing care.


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