Union Health Ministry, Tata Memorial Centre jointly launch first digital Online Oncology Tutorial

Jan 5, 2018 10:16 IST
Union Health Ministry, Tata Memorial Centre jointly launch first digital Online Oncology Tutorial

The Union Health Ministry and Tata Memorial Centre on 4 January 2018 jointly launched the country’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series.

The oncology tutorial series aim to train the doctors across the country to educate them in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various cancers.

Tata Memorial Centre is a grant-in-aid cancer centre under the Department of Atomic Energy of Union Government.

Online Oncology Tutorial Series
• Online Oncology Tutorial course is intended for physicians, gynecologists, dentists and other healthcare professionals who are not oncologists, but can play a very crucial role in early detection and diagnosis of cancers.

• This will equip doctors with the skills and knowledge on basics of oncology to detect, diagnose and refer cancer cases early.

• Under the tutorial, the online video lectures have also been designed to update oncologists with the evidence based guidelines and skill for the management of cancer.

• The overall course is designed for 7 weeks with different modules based on various sites and sub-sites of Cancer.

• It comprises of 14 hours of comprehensive e-learning through more than 40 video lectures, case studies, assessment questionnaires and periodic interactive Webinar sessions with respective consultants of Tata Memorial Hospital.

• The course can also be accessed at the link 'https://www.omnicuris.com/academics/advanced-clinical-oncology'.

The Online Oncology Tutorial is a part of a national program that will be rolled out across the country by Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with state governments later in the year.

Through this initiative, the Health Ministry and Tata Memorial Centre under the Digital India initiative of the Government will try to reach millions of doctors who may not have the time to attend physical conferences, CMEs and are busy working in rural or tier 2 cities.

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