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Oral Cancer

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Overview

Aims

This module discusses the importance of early detection in treating oral cancer. We also look at the role of practitioners in opportunistic screening, referral, raising awareness and delivering preventative advice to patients. The programme comprises four topics that give an in-depth look at oral cancer prevention and treatment. The four topics are:

Learning content

Topic 1: The facts

This topic provides a background into the incidence, causes and development of oral cancer. The sessions are broken down into:

  • Session 1: Epidemiology
  • Session 2: Risk Factors
  • Session 3: Pathogenesis

 

Topic 2: Team Approach

Here, we look at all aspects of communication both within the team and with the patient with regard to providing advice and supporting the patient will be explored with the emphasis on:

 

  • Session 1: Raising Awareness
  • Session 2: Communication
  • Session 3: Referral

 

Treatment Topic 3: Screening Examination

This topic includes practical advice on improving your opportunistic screening procedures, with emphasis on:

  • Session 1: Risk Factor Assessment
  • Session 2: The Examination Procedure
  • Session 3: Examination Aids

 

Topic 4: Case Studies

The final topic provides a much-needed insight into first-hand experiences of examining, making referrals and living with oral cancer:

  • Session 1: Team Stories
  • Session 2: The patient's story professionals play in early detection

Modules

Objectives

On completion of this CPD course, you should be:

  • Up to date on current oral cancer epidemiology
  • Aware of the importance of routine opportunistic screening for oral cancer
  • Able to identify patients at particular risk and provide appropriate advice
  • Able to identify suspicious lesions
  • Aware of the appropriate referral procedure
  • Confident in communicating concerns to patients
  • Better able to understand the disease from a patient's perspective

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Oral Cancer.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

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Aims

This module discusses the importance of early detection in treating oral cancer. We also look at the role of practitioners in opportunistic screening, referral, raising awareness and delivering preventative advice to patients. The programme comprises four topics that give an in-depth look at oral cancer prevention and treatment. The four topics are:

Learning content

Topic 1: The facts

This topic provides a background into the incidence, causes and development of oral cancer. The sessions are broken down into:

  • Session 1: Epidemiology
  • Session 2: Risk Factors
  • Session 3: Pathogenesis

 

Topic 2: Team Approach

Here, we look at all aspects of communication both within the team and with the patient with regard to providing advice and supporting the patient will be explored with the emphasis on:

 

  • Session 1: Raising Awareness
  • Session 2: Communication
  • Session 3: Referral

 

Treatment Topic 3: Screening Examination

This topic includes practical advice on improving your opportunistic screening procedures, with emphasis on:

  • Session 1: Risk Factor Assessment
  • Session 2: The Examination Procedure
  • Session 3: Examination Aids

 

Topic 4: Case Studies

The final topic provides a much-needed insight into first-hand experiences of examining, making referrals and living with oral cancer:

  • Session 1: Team Stories
  • Session 2: The patient's story professionals play in early detection

Modules

Objectives

On completion of this CPD course, you should be:

  • Up to date on current oral cancer epidemiology
  • Aware of the importance of routine opportunistic screening for oral cancer
  • Able to identify patients at particular risk and provide appropriate advice
  • Able to identify suspicious lesions
  • Aware of the appropriate referral procedure
  • Confident in communicating concerns to patients
  • Better able to understand the disease from a patient's perspective

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Oral Cancer.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Hear from our past Students

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