Faculty of Medical Sciences Online Learning

Oncology and Palliative Care

Oncology and Palliative Care

Our programmes will grow your knowledge of Oncology and Palliative Care and enable you to deliver care which is modeled on clinical excellence and evidence-based medicine.

Newcastle's online Oncology and Palliative Care related programmes are studied by healthcare professionals across the globe. We’ve welcomed students from Australia, Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA, Vietnam and many other countries.

The courses are delivered and studied 100% online. They are highly interactive, so you can exchange views and opinions through webinars, discussion boards and blogs. 

Our four oncology and palliative care programmes are led by Dr Victoria Hewitt, Curriculum Director, Specialist Palliative Care Educator and Clinician at Newcastle University.

As well as studying for a PGCert, PGDip or an MSc,you can opt to study individual modules as short-courses for continuing professional development

The Chemotherapy Nurse Training module is specifically designed for oncology nursing colleagues administering Systemic Anticancer Treatments (SACT). 


Oncology MSc, PGDip, PGCert

This course is designed for professionals working in oncology and related roles and provides detailed knowledge about the interrelationship between oncology and clinical cancer service provision. 

Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry MSc, PGDip, PGCert

This online programme is designed for pharmaceutical industry professionals who want to progress their careers in their respective fields with specialist interest in oncological products.  It covers all aspects of delivering care to patients, including: treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives. Through this programme you will gain an insight into the evolution of drugs used for the treatment of cancer and related illnesses.

Palliative Care MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Palliative care is an important part of healthcare for those suffering from life-limiting illnesses and their families. This online programme focuses on supporting patients’ complex pain, symptom and psychosocial needs. 

Cancer Studies PGCert

This course covers all aspects of delivering care to patients, including treatment modalities, cancer technologies and health economics. It’s designed to provide those working in oncology and related professional roles with detailed knowledge about the interrelationship between oncology and clinical cancer service provision.