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  •   Version: 1.0
  •   Review due: April 2019
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This 3-part course supports health professionals to safely administer immunotherapy and care for patients receiving immunotherapy agents in the cancer therapy setting.


About

This course presents a comprehensive overview of the immune system, cancer and immunity, how immunotherapy works and the clinical management of patients receiving immunotherapy.

The course can be completed as a whole or accessed as individual modules for health professionals with existing experience using immunotherapy drugs in the cancer setting.

Module 1 is now available, and the remaining two will be released shortly as described in the graphic below.


Modules

 

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the organs and cells of the immune system
  • Differentiate between the innate and adaptive immune systems
  • Describe the role of the human immune system in the detection and elimination of tumour cells.
  • Explain mechanisms that cancer cells use to evade the immune system
  • Describe the role of immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer

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Assessment title
  Introduction
  Topic 1: Overview of the immune system
  Topic 2: Cancer and immunity
  Topic 3: Overview of immunotherapy
  Topic 4: Patient population, limitation and benefits
  Topic 5: Current research and trials
  eQuiz

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Immunotherapies

What you will achieve

  • Overview of the immune system
  • Overview of cancer and immunity
  • Understanding of how immunotherapy works
  • Principles of safe handling
  • Principles of patient assessment and education
  • Principles of the clinical management of patients receiving immunotherapy

Who is this course for?

Health Professionals

 

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