Health Ministry launches digital online oncology tutorial series

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 08, 2018

To educate doctors in early detection and diagnosis of cancer

Doctors, including gynaecologists, dentists and general physicians, across the country can now have access to online training on the basics of oncology detection to help in early identification and diagnosis of cancer.

The Health Ministry launched the country’s first digital online oncology tutorial series on Thursday designed in collaboration with the Tata Memorial Centre. “The series is aimed at educating doctors in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various forms of cancers,” an official release stated.

This is part of a national programme that will be rolled out across the country by Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with state governments. “This is a visionary step that will leverage advances in IT to strengthen health outreach and health services in the country,” said Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, at the inaugural function.

The initiative will help the doctors upgrade their knowledge and skills regularly thereby taking care of obsolescence, save many precious lives and improve the quality of life of many more, she added.

The overall course, designed for seven weeks, will equip doctors with the skills and knowledge on the basics of oncology to detect, diagnose and refer cancer cases early. It comprises 14 hours of comprehensive e-learning through more than 40 video lectures, case studies, assessment questionnaires and periodic interactive webinar sessions with the respective consultants of Tata Memorial Hospital.

The online video lectures are also designed to update oncologists with the evidence-based guidelines and skill for the management of cancer, the release said.

Published on January 04, 2018

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