Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
This quick self-study (QSS) course is intended to introduce the learner to stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and it’s role within radiation therapy. The course will provide an introduction to SBRT, its evolution and indications for use for certain patients. Immobilization, simulation, treatment planning and quality assurance will all be discussed in relation to SBRT. As well, there will also be a brief overview on individual tumour sites that benefit from stereotactic body radiotherapy. When the course has been completed the learner should be able to understand overall basics of SBRT and how it applies within the different departments within radiation therapy. The learner will also understand how SBRT will benefit specific patients and tumors sites. Register now!
MR in Radiation Therapy
This Quick Self-Study will introduce to the learner the basics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and how it is being integrated into radiation therapy. This course will discuss MRI image formation, patient safety, and common image sequences. This course will also explore how MRI is being used in radiation therapy both in simulation and in treatment. Register today!
Since it can be difficult for patients and health professionals alike to find reliable and trustworthy information about Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), this course is designed to educate the learner about CAM in cancer care and provide links to current research and developments in this field. Course topics include a review of different types of CAM, Canadian regulations for CAM usage, potential contraindications with standard cancer therapies, and the concept of “integrative cancer care”. Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to objectively discuss CAM with patients, and refer interested patients and colleagues to trustworthy CAM resources for more information. This course is appropriate for health professionals and anyone with a general interest in this topic. Register now!
Infectious Diseases review: Prevention, Transmission & Treatment
(previously Basics of Microbiology)
More than 200,000 patients get infections every year while receiving healthcare in Canada; more than 8,000 of these patients die as a result. This newly revised and updated Quick Self Study reviews the basics of the chain of infection: source, modes of transmission and susceptible host – with emphasis on your role, as a healthcare professional, in breaking the chain. Terminology and methods currently used in Infection Prevention and Control of a variety of microorganisms is included, as well as resources that will allow you to keep up to date with emerging pathogens and the threat of antimicrobial resistance. Register today!