Graduate Certificate in Cancer Sciences
As a school committed to professional, continuing and executive education, we ensure high-quality online graduate education is accessible to you – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.
Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies, including:
- Audio recordings
- Textbooks, and
- Discussion forums.
Why study online?
The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive, enjoyable and flexible student experience.
At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.
At the beginning of the course, you’ll receive all the technical support you need to get set up and participate in an initial welcome webinar where you’ll be guided through the University’s systems.
How does online study work?
The experiential online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, along with learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an innovative, interactive, enjoyable and flexible student experience.
Each subject is broken down into 8 weeks of curriculum that is designed to impart foundational principles in bite-sized sections. You’ll receive all the technical support you need to get set up in the beginning and participate in an initial welcome webinar where you’ll be guided through the University’s systems.
The time and energy put into developing each subject ensure that your interests are catered to and that you are able to learn in ways that suit your individual needs. From webinars, videos and audio to articles and discussion forums, you’ll interact with the material through a range of innovative technologies. One week you may be working collaboratively with your peers to solve a complex issue and the next you could be participating in live webinars with your tutors. You’ll be taken through comprehensive case studies by leading industry practitioners and can expect regular real-time sessions with your academic instructors, which will give you the opportunity to discuss your learnings.
The online course delivery allows for ongoing discussion and debates with fellow students who have similar backgrounds and career aspirations to your own. This ensures that you’ll have the opportunity to develop your own inter-professional network of like-minded colleagues.
Gain access to the highest levels of support
As an online student, you’ll receive a high level of administrative, technical and academic support from your initial expression of interest in the course, through to your graduation. Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name – they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.
Dedicated online student support consultants can assist with:
- Enrolment and subject assistance
- Administrative logistics and fee options
- Technical support
- Online learning skills and workload management, and
- Special circumstances.