Specialist Certificate in Cancer Sciences

What will I study?


What you will learn

An understanding of cancer biology, cancer research and clinical care

You’ll gain foundational knowledge of the biological processes that lead to cancer and how they can be targeted in cancer treatment.

The ability to identify and evaluate emerging technologies and techniques in cancer research and clinical care

You’ll learn to use a range of diagnostic tools and techniques to facilitate accurate and cost-effective diagnosis of cancer.

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

You’ll learn how to respond effectively to the needs of individuals diagnosed with cancer from a psychosocial service perspective.


The estimated hours required for each subject is between 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 Specialist Certificate in Cancer Sciences you must complete 25 points comprising of:

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

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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

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