02. Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

II. Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

General ILOs for the three phases of training program

A. Knowledge and Intellectual Skills (cognitive skills) 

 by the end of the training program residents (trainees) should be able to:

1.  Outline the basic scientific knowledge related to different malignant diseases and their etiology with genetic and molecular emphasis.

2.  Distinguish the various causes of medical diseases related to the process of carcinogenesis including (Cardiology, respiratory, endocrinology, neurology, psychiatry, gastroenterology, hepatology, and hematology), basic Immunology, basic Genetics, infectious diseases, statistical analysis, and role of neuro, breast, thoracic, GIT, orthopedic, urology, and ENT oncology surgery in management of cancer patient care.  

3.  Enumerate and understand the mechanisms of clinical manifestations of the common and most important types of malignancies.

4. Identify the rational, principles, indications, mechanisms and complications, of various therapeutic modalities (Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Targeted and Immunotherapies, Stem cell transplantation, supportive, palliative & spiritual care,  awareness and early detection ) needed in cancer patient care

5.  Recognize the basic normal body systems functions and distinguish it from the abnormal findings.

6.  Recognize the influence of professional practice of clinical oncology and its impact on surrounding community and society from awareness to early detection ending to prevention of cancer.

7.  Outline the ethical and medico-legal affairs in addition to the rational and basics of quality & accreditation in the implementation of practical skills and professionalism in the field of Clinical Oncology & research.


   A. Intellectual Skills: 

 By the end of the program the candidate should be able to:

1.  Develop the proper scientific thinking skills.

2.  Collect essential and accurate information about the patient and his/her family using the clinical skills (history taking, and physical examination).

3.  Design an appropriate diagnostic plan for different malignant diseases and improvement of performance in the area of cancer patient care.

4.   Interpret symptoms and signs related to the various types of neoplasms to reach important decisions in a variety of professional contexts related to the area of Clinical Oncology.

5.  Construct a differential diagnosis for medical problems. 

6.  Correlate between the professional knowledge and practice to reach important associations in the diagnosis, management, screening, early detection and prevention of cancer diseases.

7.   Analyze the risks related to the professional and medical practice in the area of cancer.


B. Professional and Practical Skills:

By the end of the program the candidate should be able to: 

1.   Choose suitable medical treatment for rare or complicated malignancies

2.   Implement medical procedures considered essential for basics fields related to 

3.   Construct different scientific methodologies and critical reading abilities malignant diseases

4.   Formulate the professional reports required to address the different issues in the area of clinical oncology.

5.   Use properly and efficiently the different methods and existing tools to serve the professional practice in the area of cancer patient care.


C. General and Transferable Skills: 

By the end of the program the candidate should be able to:

1.    Communicate with confidentiality with the patients to gain their trust.

2.    Respond effectively to patients’ emotional and psychosocial concerns.

3.    Behave properly with other health care providers.

4.    Implement computer skills needed for medical data bases and use of internet.

5.    Appreciate working cooperatively in a team with implementation of leadership skills to organize work and lead junior and paramedical staff members. 

6.    Apply continuous self-assessment to identify and improve the personal educational needs and ensure continuous self-learning and development.

7.    Adopt the rules and indicators for the evaluation of proper performance of students in the field of Clinical Oncology (Medical & Hemato- oncology, Radiotherapy).

8.     Manage time efficiently while working individually or in groups in the field of Cancer management and research.