Continuing Professional Development - Spaced Education Pilot
You may have attended the 2010 COSA ASM and like to refresh your memory of the survivorship plenary. Or maybe you are interested to discover the type of multidisciplinary sessions which will be on offer again at the 2011 COSA ASM in November.
An exciting new COSA initiative is to pilot a Spaced Education program (a new and evidence based online learning program developed recently at Harvard). We received fabulous feedback about the ASM survivorship plenary “Beyond Cancer”, and are offering the slides and video footage from this session. Online training modules which assess key points and learning objectives are also available for 2 of the presentations. These resources will be available to everyone until November 2011, but after that time will be restricted to COSA members.
The modules use adaptive spacing to deliver the questions. You can accept the recommended spacing options or select your own at the time of enrolling in the course. Typically you will complete a few short questions every day, which will only take a few minutes to answer. If you answer a question incorrectly, it will be repeated over time. Once you answer a question correctly, it is retired and you will not receive it again. Reminder emails will be sent when the next questions are due to be answered plus email confirmation on course completion.
Wounded warriors and healing heroes: building strengths-based patient-centered partnerships in cancer care - Matt Loscalzo
- Recognise the importance of focusing on the inherent strengths of people confronting serious illness.
- Appreciate that Quality of Life measures in isolation are limited in their scope.
- Develop practical strength-based clinical approaches that encourage a sense of control, predictability, connection and meaning.
- Can you identify a patient you have cared for who demonstrated a resilience that impressed you?
- What did they do that reflected this resilience?
- How did you respond to it?
- Were you able to do anything to augment it?
- How can you incorporate a patient’s positive experiences of cancer into your practice?
Psychosexual service for people adversely affected by cancer and its treatment - Isabel White
- Understand the impacts of cancer treatment on the Human Sexual Response Cycle.
- Recognise when Psychosexual Therapy may be useful to help improve treatment-induced sexual difficulties.
- Understand that Psychosexual Therapy is an integrated therapy and the variety of dimensions of sexual function that must be taken into account.
Online Learning Module
Monitoring for ovarian cancer recurrence - Is it time to change the paradigm? - Hani Gabra
- Understand the role of CA-125 in determining treatment decisions for recurrent ovarian cancer
- To be familiar with the data from the OV05 trial
- Be able to apply the data from the OV05 trial to treatment decisions in recurrent ovarian cancer
Online Learning Module
Menopausal hormonal therapy and cancer outcomes: an issue for cancer survivors - Rowan Chlebowski
In this module you will learn about the impact of menopausal hormonal therapy on cancer incidence. Dr Rowan Chlebowski presents results of the Women’s Health Initiative program of clinical trials which assessed breast, lung and colorectal cancer incidence in women following various regimens of estrogen and progestin therapy, plus what these results mean for the use of hormonal therapy in the future.
Will "Survivorship Centres" survive? - Michael Jefford
In this module you will learn about the issues and challenges in dealing with cancer survivorship. The presentation by Associate Professor Michael Jefford considers various definitions of survivorship, consequences of cancer and treatment, and the imperative to address survivor's needs and improve post-treatment care. This is followed by an outline of the strategy and activities of the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre based at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.
Last updated: 27/06/12 09:57:50
Acknowledgments: COSA would like to thank the Workforce Education and Development Group (WEDG) at the University of Sydney and Medical Update for their contributions to this project.