Cancer Prevention and Control

Cancer Prevention and Control - Introduction

Due to the diverse nature of cancer risk factors and cancer burden, cancer prevention activities are everybody’s responsibility and they have to be done across disciplines in an integrated manner.Training is therefore, one of the vital components of all the strategies employed in cancer prevention.

Unfortunately most Ugandans are health illiterate on the basics of cancer prevention. They engage in risky lifestyles, are not knowledgeable on possible signs of cancer that would enable early detection and they have a belief that diagnosis of cancer is a death sentence, a fear that facilitates premature death of cancer patients.

Course Fees

350,000 Ugx

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Course Objective

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.

Target Group

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.

Course Outline

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

Training evaluation

  • 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.

Course duration

5 weekends

6.00 pm -9.00pm

9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Time allocation for theory is balanced with practical aspects of the course.

Certificate Award

An International Health Sciences Certificate of Participation is awarded to a participant who successfully completes the course.

Course Facilitator



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