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Continuing medical education "Interdisciplinary Oncology"
The 5-month certificate continuing medical education course “Interdisciplinary Oncology” gives you a comprehensive overview of the cellular and molecular biology of tumors. Current methods of molecular and imaging diagnostics (FISH, sequencing, NGS) and modern therapeutic principles (immunotherapy, drug therapy, surgery and stem cell therapy) will be presented and discussed. In the course "Epidemiology" you will learn about the principles of global tumour documentation and gain a comprehensive insight into statistics and the characteristics of tumour registers.
During the final seminar you will study the principles of action of modern therapeutics as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different molecular biological diagnostics, refresh your knowledge of biometrics and learn how to extract molecular diagnostics from databases independently.
In addition, you will be joining our Master's students for the communication and presentation training and may explore personal coaching.
Medical Director: Prof. Dr. Christian Buske:
Suitable for all those who want to train in modern tumor therapy.
Detailed information on the continuing medical education "Interdisciplinary Oncology"
- What am I going to learn?
- How does the program suit me?
- How am I going to learn?
Agenda and curriculum
Course 1: Cellular and molecular biology of cancer:
This course focuses on current key aspects of translational research. The units cover everything from gene structure to cancer stem cells.
Course 2: Diagnostics:
This course provides a summary of all modern aids used to diagnose cancer and a cancer patient. Benefits and limitations of imaging techniques including molecular diagnostics are discussed.
Course 3: Principles of therapy:
This course examines treatment options in oncology from surgery to targeted therapy including immunotherapy, stem cell therapy and genetic counseling.
Course 4: Epidemiology:
This course first provides an introduction to epidemiology followed by an overview of cancer statistics and etiology. You will learn epidemiological methods and aspects of cancer reporting.
The attendance seminars are located in the creative and inspiring rooms of Villa Eberhard in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg. The seminars last 3 or 4 days including individual and teamwork.
Introductory seminar in October:
- Workshop “Evidence-Based Pathology”
- Workshop Health economic evaluation
- Seminar and Workshop “Pathology”
- Visit of a tumor board at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Ulm
Closing seminar in March:
- Statistics workshop
- Scientific Writing
- Practical Pathology Workshop
- Communication and presentation seminar
Participants and goals
The continuing medical education course “Interdisciplinary Oncology” is perfect for
- Specialists and specialists-to-be, i.e. fellows in clinical training in oncology and hematology
- Physicians from other disciplines
- Scientists (natural, engineering and economic sciences) if you would like to deepen your knowledge of oncology
Your previously acquired knowledge and skillset:
- Physicians: Professional experience of at least one year
- Scientists: Professional experience in oncology of at least one year or professional experience of at least two years in the absence of oncology
Your personal support:
Throughout the entire period of your continuing medical education program, the scientific director will be at your disposal to answer any questions regarding the content of the module.
Study smart: The “Study Advanced Oncology” platform
Advanced Oncology Blended-Learning: 90% online learning, 10% attendance seminars:
In the continuing medical education training “Interdisciplinary Oncology” you learn 90% online, self-determined and flexible in time. About 10% of the total time is covered by the attendance seminars.
Your seminar documents:
You will receive all important information digitally before starting your continuing medical education.
Digital learning platform:
At the beginning of the continuing education, you will receive access to our learning platform “Study Advanced Oncology”, which was redesigned in 2021. Here you will find all your teaching materials including learning videos and documentation. The platform is to be used as a browser application without any additional installation. All you need is a computer with internet connection.
The content itself contains many interactive elements. You will learn flexibly and independently in terms of time and location until the module examination.