Graduate Certificate in Cancer Sciences


What you will learn

An advanced understanding of cancer biology, cancer research and clinical care

You’ll learn a variety of methods for investigation including experimental and clinical trial design.

Knowledge of the historical, societal and political context of cancer science and cancer care

You’ll learn about the attitudes, behaviours and risk factors that influence cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality.

The knowledge and skills to effectively contribute to multidisciplinary teams in a growing cancer workforce

You’ll learn about an evidence-based, best-practice approach to both palliative care and survivorship care.


The estimated hours required for each subject is 15-19 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

Course structure

For the award of Graduate Certificate in Sciences you must complete 50 points comprising of:

  • One 12.5-point core subject
  • Three 12.5-point elective subjects.

Alternative exit pathway is available through the Specialist Certificate in Cancer Sciences.

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Single subjects

You can also study single subjects to contribute to your professional development. For more information, please contact Student Support.

Course Planning

To help you plan your studies please see the following link for information about the subjects and pathways you could take based on different professions.

Course planning document

Sample course plan

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50 point program

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