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Multisectoral approaches for patient engagement for better cancer control

For UICC members only badgeAbout UICC's self-guided courses

  • This course was originally designed as a Master course. It was delivered from July to October 2020.
  • It is now open to all UICC members registered on the eLearning platform.
  • You may complete all items in this course or complete only the items that are of interest to you. If you complete all course items you will receive a certificate of completion.
  • This course has been accredited by the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE) and its completion gives 7 European CME Credits
  • This course is self-paced. The required time to complete this course is approximately 7 hours.
  • To access the course you must sign in to the eLearning platform. If you are not registered and work for a UICC member organisation, you can sign up here.
Course overview
This course titled will provide an opportunity for key experts, including patients, from the cancer community and beyond to share knowledge and experience regarding the best strategies and tools to further engage people living with cancer at all steps of the cancer control continuum.

Patient engagement in decision-making processes is a key aspect of patients' rights and, as such, it is an essential prerequisite of the quality of cancer care in all health systems. Achieving a patient-centred system requires all stakeholders to take into consideration the patient perspective in their activities related to cancer research and care. It is also of utmost importance that patient organisations get the necessary knowledge regarding the opportunities to voice their perspectives and feel empowered to have their say in research, care, and support as well as survivorship programmes and be considered as a driver for change in all health systems.

The teaching methodology of this course combines key lectures by experts from civil society, including people living with cancer, and the private sector as well as the public sector, case studies with testimonials of patient group representatives and the simulation of a concrete patient engagement situation.

Target Audience
The following audience would particularly benefit from this course:
  • Patients, survivors and caregivers willing to engage personally in representing the patient / caregiver‘s perspective
  • Cancer societies, NGOs managing patient support groups as part of their mission
  • Other stakeholders interested in further engaging patients at all stage of the cancer continuum, being research, prevention, care, rehabilitation and palliative care, such as policymakers, regulators, healthcare providers, researchers and others.