Updated Oncology Basics Modules now online

The vast changes in Oncology treatment options since 2016 are reflected in CAPhO’s newly updated and accredited Oncology Basics. It is once again online and ready to access.

Made up of 5 self-study modules and associated quizzes, Oncology Basics is accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy. One notable difference in this release is that each Module is individually accredited so that you can choose to complete those most relevant to your learning needs.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Cancer and Principles of Treatment (1.0 CEU)
  • Module 2: Cytotoxic Chemotherapy and Toxicities (1.5 CEUs)
  • Module 3: Hormonal Manipulation, Immunotherapy and Differentiating Agents (1.0 CEU)
  • Module 4: Targeted Therapies Part 1 – Small Molecules (2.0 CEUs)
  • Module 5: Targeted Therapies - Part 2 - Monoclonal Antibodies (1.0 CEU)

Oncology Basics serves as a comprehensive resource for pharmacists and technicians new to oncology, and as a convenient up-to-date refresher for experienced practitioners. Even if you completed OBasics in 2016, revisit this new edition to learn new things and refresh your memory on the basics.

After Oncology Basics was first released in 2011 and updated in 2016, we received very complimentary reviews from a wide range of participants. Here are a few examples:

“… an amazing tool for all new pharmacists practicing in oncology” – new to oncology pharmacy
A good review of the major principles of oncology pharmacy practice” – experienced practitioner
“… has great value for new pharmacists or technicians entering into the area of oncology practice in Canada” – a technician

Members, login and access OBasics under “Member Only”. Non-members can purchase access. Visit capho.org/oncology-basics-updated

If you have any questions about Oncology Basics, please contact Kyla Bailey, Education Committee Chair Pharmacist - Fundamentals at educationpharmfundamentals@capho.org.


Kyla Bailey
Education Committee Chair Pharmacist – Fundamentals, CAPhO

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