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Online Course

Lymphoedema: Monitoring & Intervention After Breast Cancer

Macquarie University via Coursera

Overview

Lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment is a poorly understood and under-researched condition which can significantly impact physical and psychological function, reduce quality of life and result in substantial cost burdens to both patients and the healthcare system.

In these interactive modules we will cover an introduction to lymphoedema, lymphatic physiology and anatomy, assessment and treatment, as well as utilise case studies to understand the prospective surveillance and early intervention model of care in breast cancer rehabilitation.

This course is brought to you by the Australian Lymphoedema Education, Research and Treatment program (ALERT) at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Syllabus

Course Overview
-In this module we outline what you will learn in the Lymphoedema Monitoring and Early Intervention After Breast Cancer online course and introduce you to your world-class education team.

Introduction to Lymphoedema
-In this module we will explore the characteristics of lymphoedema, how it is classified, how it impacts patients and the evidence-based risk factors for breast cancer related lymphoedema.

Lymphatic Physiology
-In this module we will explore lymphatic physiology for breast cancer related lymphoedema.

Lymphatic Anatomy
-In this module we will explore lymphatic anatomy for breast cancer related lymphoedema.

Assessment & Treatment
-In this module we will explore assessment and treatment strategies using a prospective surveillance and early intervention model of care for breast cancer related lymphoedema.

Case Studies
-In this module we will explore patient case studies to illustrate the application of a prospective surveillance and early intervention model of care.

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