The Advanced Level Oncology Course is designed to highlight and broaden the clinician’s knowledge and clinical skill set needed for advanced expertise in the management of patients with cancer. This course will offer the opportunity for participants to acquire a more in depth knowledge about cancer pathogenesis and how this plays out in the development of different cancers, and in the design of medical treatments of these cancers. Medical updates on the diagnosis, medical management, and treatment of cancer will be presented along with more in depth clinical presentations of the different cancers studied in the course: Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Melanoma, Leukemia, and Lymphoma. Significant lab time is devoted to the development and practice of specialized manual therapy skills needed for the post surgical and post radiation management of patients with cancer. An in depth look at the tissue healing processes, including the lymphatic system, that result from surgery and radiation therapy will assist with the understanding of the use of these skills and in the selection of appropriate use of modalities. The integration of oncology exercise programs with manual therapy skills will be presented so as to ensure a comprehensive management approach of these patients. Specific exercise guidelines, clinical tests, and screening systems will be discussed for cancer patients in active treatment and post treatment phases. Considerations for exercise guidelines will include myelosuppression, cancer related fatigue, cardiotoxicity, cognitive changes, hormone changes, and bone metastasis. This course will provide an in depth look at developing specialized oncology programs. Consideration will be given to the development of inpatient and outpatient programs including marketing, program goals, referral processes, intake processes, and discharge criteria.
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All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.There are no course dates available for this course. This is available for a private course at your facility, Learn more