Specialist Certificate in Cancer Sciences
As a school commitment 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.
This course gives you access to the best minds and the opportunity to grow, expanding your skills and knowledge through innovative technologies, including:
- Audio recordings and podcasts
- Textbooks; and
- Discussion forums.
Unique to the masters level course in the program, the final research project offers each student the opportunity to be closely trained and supervised by an oncology expert from within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre ten member partnership.
Why study online?
The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, along with learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive, enjoyable and flexible student experience.
Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. It also provides structured opportunities for networking and collaborative learning with peers.
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.
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 ensures 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 global thought leaders in the field 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 clinicians and researchers who have similar backgrounds and career aspirations to your own. This ensures that you’ll have the opportunity to develop your own multi-disciplinary network of like-minded colleagues.
Gain access to the highest levels of support
As an online student you will 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. And if a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have excellent learning experiences.
Dedicated online student support consultants can assist with:
- Enrolment and subject assistance
- Administrative logistics and fee options
- Technical support, regular health checks, and technical support during live webinars
- Online learning skills and workload management
- Special circumstances.