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Cancer-Related Fatigue - NEW ENERGY

Price: Free!

Mode of delivery: online

Course duration: Approx. 1 hour

Pre-requisites: N/A

Audience: This course is open for all learners including people affected by cancer. It is designed for health professionals working in cancer care and survivorship, including all allied health, nursing, medical and RT clinicians, general practitioners (GPs) and other professionals.  


About this learning program:

We know that fatigue disrupts the lives of around half of all cancer patients and survivors. But - patients report they are rarely asked about their fatigue or energy levels during healthcare encounters. One reason health professionals say they avoid asking patients about their fatigue is because they don’t know what to do next. Something CAN be done!

This course provides generic education for health professionals in recognising and managing fatigue in cancer. In three short modules, you will learn how fatigue affects patients’ lives, how to screen and grade fatigue and key evidence-based management approaches. The program is based on the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) guidelines for managing cancer-related fatigue. To help busy clinicians apply the guidelines, the CAPO algorithm was adapted to a traffic-light system. 

Learning Objectives:

  • List the features, prevalence and causes of fatigue.
  • Identify some personal impacts fatigue may have on people with cancer.
  • Recall cancer-related fatigue screening methods.
  • Describe fatigue prevention methods.
  • Assess factors contributing to moderate/severe fatigue.
  • Outline the appropriate actions to take when a patient’s fatigue is graded moderate to severe and identify how to access expert help.


What’s included in this course

  • Three online learning modules:
      • Module One: video (10 min)
      • Module Two: interactive eLearning module (10-20 min)
      • Module Three: interactive eLearning module (10-15 min)
  • Three short end-of-module quizzes to help you check your understanding
  • A variety of useful resources and links, including clinical practice resources, fact sheets, screening/assessment algorithms, referral guides, collated links to patient resources and rehab programs, etc.


What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon completion of the online modules and end-of-module evaluations, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  

How to enrol: 
Please click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added to cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and enrol in your course. 

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Full - Radiotherapy Module One: Academic Nursing Unit (ANU)

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Mode of delivery: Face-to-face (with online supporting materials)

Course duration: 1 day

Course dates: For available course dates and delivery modes, scroll to the bottom of this catalogue entry. Note: spaces may be reserved for Peter Mac staff or open for sign-ups from the general public. Ensure a relevant space is available by checking the listings below before purchasing this course. 

Pre-requisites: Peter Mac staff members require manager approval to attend this course. No prerequisites exist for external participants. 

Audience: This course is open to registered nurses and enrolled nurses.


About this learning program:

This course acquaints participants with various types of radiotherapy including external beam, brachytherapy and radioactive isotopes. The biological impact of radiation on cancerous and normal tissue, adverse side effects and the nursing management of people undergoing radiotherapy is discussed.

Learning Objectives & Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this learning program, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify principles of radiation therapy
  • Explain the radiobiological basis of radiation therapy and the planning and treatment processes that support treatment delivery
  • Recognise new and advanced radiation therapy treatment techniques
  • Identify site-specific side-effects of radiation therapy treatment
  • Explain the rationale for undertaking systematic patient assessment prior to and throughout radiotherapy treatment
  • Describe the nursing management of key radiation therapy side effects
  • Define radioisotope/ radioactive emissions
  • List indications for Iodine-131 treatment and principles of use
  • Identify the principles of radiation safety and roles & responsibilities of the health care team in managing patients receiving radioisotopes

On completion of the program, participants will be able to explain how radiotherapy works, discuss treatment side effects and their management.

What will I get when I have completed this course? 
Upon attendance of the training session, learners will obtain a Certificate of Completion as proof of training.  


How to enrol: Click the "add to cart" checkbox on the course icon above to select this course.  Once you have added all required courses to your cart, scroll to the top of this catalogue page to view your cart and purchase or enrol in your course(s). After you have purchased your course, access the course page and sign up to your desired session time. 

Note: Available course dates are listed below.  Ensure the date and mode of delivery suits you before purchasing the course.


Disclaimer - Peter Mac Staff: by enrolling in this course, you are confirming that:

  1. You have approval from your line manager/delegate to enrol in this program and attend at your selected date/time. 
  2. Your line manager/delegate has approved this program as relevant to your clinical practice and will support completion of relevant clinical competency assessments.

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