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Online course | 30 minutes (approx.)

 

Our ‘Introduction to pancreatic cancer’ course will provide an overview of pancreatic cancer, from how it presents and the symptoms associated with the disease, to treatment options and the ongoing supportive care needs of people with pancreatic cancer.

In part one of the course we will explore: how pancreatic cancer affects the pancreas; signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer; risk factors; diagnosis; and staging.

This course is designed for all healthcare professionals with no or limited experience of pancreatic cancer, or those looking for a refresher.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all healthcare professionals treating and supporting people with pancreatic cancer. It is particularly relevant for the following roles:

  • UGI / HPB CNSs working in secondary care and specialist centres
  • Dietitians working in secondary care and specialist centres
  • Doctors working in secondary care and specialist centres
  • Palliative care consultants and nurses
  • GPs
  • Support workers, patient navigators, MDT co-ordinators

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all healthcare professionals interested in finding out about pancreatic cancer. It is designed specifically for healthcare professionals with no or limited experience of pancreatic cancer, or those looking for a refresher.

 

What will you achieve from taking part one of this course?

  • Knowledge and understanding of the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer
  • Knowledge and understanding of the risk factors of pancreatic cancer
  • Knowledge and understanding of how pancreatic cancer is diagnosed and the staging of the cancer

You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of course.

What will this course cover?

  • How pancreatic cancer affects the pancreas
  • Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer
  • Risk factors
  • Diagnosis
  • Staging

FAQs

Do I need to complete the module in one go?

No. You can start the module and come back to it at later date to complete it. The course will remember your progress.

Can I get CPD from taking this module?

This course isn’t CPD certified. However, on completion of the course you will receive a certificate which you can use for revalidation.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the course or if you need any help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at hpnetwork@pancreaticcancer.org.uk

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following people who contributed, reviewed and tested this online course:

Reviewers

  • Mary Phillips, Advanced Specialist Dietitian (HPB Surgery), Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lynne McCallum, Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse, Pancreatic Cancer UK
  • Jeni Jones, Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse, Pancreatic Cancer UK

User testers

  • Dr Ruth Corbally, Macmillan GP Cancer Lead, Powys Teaching Health Board
  • Susan Mason-Cave, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • Paula Trainor, Cancer Pathway Manager (Pancreas), Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Rachel Haigh, HPB Clinical Nurse Specialist, Western General Hospital

Videos: People with pancreatic cancer who shared their experience

  • Stuart McWilliam
  • Carol Edgeley

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following people who contributed, reviewed and tested this online course:

Reviewers

  • Rachel Haigh, Clinical Nurse Specialist – CUP and HPB, Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Western General Hospital
  • Simon Gray, HPB/NET Clinical Research Fellow, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lizzie Quirke, Senior Specialist HPB Oncology Dietitian, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Steph Gooder, Lead HPB Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • Stuart Robinson, Consultant HPB Surgeon, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
  • Ciaran Conway, GP

User testers

Video: People with pancreatic cancer who shared their experience

  • Bryony Thomas
  • Ann Stella
  • Marie Morris
  • Hugh Campbell
  • Vivienne
  • Stuart McWilliam
  • Peter Fitzpatrick

The course content

The content of this course is supported by research, studies and guides which are referenced throughout the course content. In addition, the content has also been informed by presentations from healthcare professionals, including: