Talking About Cancer: Reducing Risk, Early Detection and Mythbusting
Cancer Research UK
  • Start Date: 30 Sep, 2019
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. At Cancer Research UK we want to get people talking about cancer and health.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Gain the tips, tools and confidence to have conversations that could save lives.


Talking about cancer can be difficult. You might be worried that you’ll say the wrong thing or that you simply don’t know enough about the subject.


This course draws on the knowledge of Cancer Research UK experts.
Over 3 weeks you’ll find out how to encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes, access local services or visit their doctor promptly if they notice changes to their body. The skills you gain may also be useful in talking to people already affected by cancer.


Learning is through quizzes, articles, discussions and videos demonstrating conversational dos and don’ts.


The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the topic and aims to help with both personal and professional conversations about cancer and health.


The course is particularly relevant for those working or volunteering in the following areas: health advocacy, care and support work, community health centres and services, GP surgeries, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, oncology, osteopathy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dentistry, public health, radiotherapy, sexual health, social work, or any other healthcare.


The course does not require any previous experience of this subject.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK are the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Their ground-breaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has seen survival rates double in the last 40 years. Cancer Research UK’s scientists and doctors have contributed to most of the world’s top cancer drugs and have pioneered the use of radiotherapy to treat cancer.

In addition to research, Cancer Research UK help millions of people access the information they need to understand cancer. They campaign on key cancer issues and run awareness initiatives to increase early detection and help people to reduce their risk of cancer. The charity receives no government funding for its life-saving research, meaning every step it takes towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated. Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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