Study cancer sciences and treatment

Become part of the needed oncology workforce.

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Cancer is a major global challenge. As cases increase, so does the demand for healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge to deliver comprehensive cancer care.

Our courses are developed in collaboration with experts from the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Care (VCCC) Alliance, an alliance of 10 leading research, clinical and academic institutions. All share a commitment to saving lives through the integration of cancer research, education, and patient care.

Graduates effectively integrate with other health professionals and advance their distinct roles within the wider context of today’s cancer workforce, including leadership, treatment, clinical trials, and cancer nursing.

Gain skills to produce high-quality research and deliver best practice cancer care to your patients in this rapidly-evolving field. 1 year full time / 2 years part time. Online.

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Learn from internationally-renowned experts from the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, propelling your career in the field of cancer care and research. 6 months full time / 1 year part time. Online.

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Study a breadth of contemporary topics in cancer research and clinical care. 6 months part time. Online.

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Develop a sound understanding of the theory and scientific advances that underpin the comprehensive care and management of people affected by cancer. 1 year part time. Online.

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Develop your understanding of the complex needs of those affected by cancer, and the critical role of nursing in cancer treatment. 6 months part time. Online.

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Why study cancer sciences and treatment?

  • #1 University in Australia and #14 in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health, (*Times Higher Education 2022 World University Rankings)
  • Benefit from relationships with the institutes that form the VCCC Alliance, including Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Royal Melbourne, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, WEHI, Austin Health and Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and more
  • Study nursing courses informed by the Australian National Professional Development Framework for Cancer Nursing, that are mapped to the National Cancer Nursing Education Project (EdCaN) standards.

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Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

A breakthrough in cancer studies

Whether you're working across a scientific field or you’re in clinical care, the Cancer Sciences courses have been designed to produce leaders in the fields of cancer care, research, prevention and education. Delivered 100% online, this multi-disciplinary program will develop your skills in clinical care and research and enable you to meet complex needs when it comes to the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. The suite of Cancer Sciences courses have flexible study options from a single subject, studied over 10 weeks, up to a masters degree.