By the end of the course, participants should be able to;
- Increase community awareness about cancer using pre existing educational materials
- Facilitate cancer education in small discussion-based groups that use specific talking points about cancer to educate community members
- Guide the community to find resources and help community members access them
- Advocate for and on behalf of communities for improvement of cancer prevention through enactment of policies, laws and ordinances that ensures healthy environments.
- Mobilize communities for social actions that lead to effective health services.
- Educate and cause community awareness about cancer research and clinical trial.
This training focuses at participants across disciplines whose activities relate in one way or the other to cancer prevention, or who intend to get involved in cancer prevention. This includes but is not limited to; program/project managers, social workers, teachers/lecturers, lawyers, public health workers, health educators, advocates, etc.
Module 1: Introduction to the Course
Module 2: Understanding Cancer
Module 3: Health Disparities and the Community
Module 4: Principles of Cancer Prevention
Module 5: Evidence Based Cancer Prevention Strategies from The Behavioural Perspective
Module 6: Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
Module 7: Recommended Cancers for Screening, their Screening Methods and Understanding the Tests Results
Module 8: Cancer Survivorship
Module 9: Counselling and Communication in Cancer Prevention
Module 10: Health Prevention and Health Promotion in Cancer Prevention
Module 11: Literacy and Health
Module 12: Integrating Cancer Prevention In Existing Activities
Modules 13: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Community Cancer Screening and Education
Module 14: Individual Project Development
- To evaluate the success of this curriculum, initial assessment and post training assessment will be administered to participants to assess the knowledge gain.
- To assess modules, anonymous qualitative and quantitative items will be administered at the end of each day.
- Each module will be administered over an average of one and half hours; thus the length of each session will vary depending on the number of modules included in the session.
- The number of participants attending each session will be monitored by registration at the beginning of the session.