Cancer Fundamentals

By Mrs Jyotsna Govil   |   Indian Cancer Society
Learners enrolled: 10106
e-Learning course on cancer fundamentals has been designed by Indian Cancer Society- Delhi who has been working in cancer control through a multi-pronged approach of Cancer Awareness and Primary preventive screening since 1983, to increase self-awareness on cancer and to understand that cancer
like other non-communicable diseases is life style related.
This is a self-paced MOOC that has been specially designed in collaboration with Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur 
Khalsa College, University of Delhi with the help of various experts.
It will benefit students, awareness speakers, clinical psychologists, social workers and field health functionaries in understanding cancer, its types, importance of awareness of risk factors and screening.
Making individuals aware of commercial determinants of health, cancer treatments available, palliative care and government policies and program on cancer so that the Conquest of Cancer is by Choice not Chance.


ई-चैतन्य कोर्स में 9 मॉड्यूल शामिल हैं I इस कोर्स के अंतर्गत आप कैंसर, उसके प्रकार, जोखिम कारक, कैंसर के लक्षण, कैंसर की जाँच, उसका महत्व तथा कैंसर से जुड़े मिथकों के बारे में भी स्पष्ट रूप से सीख पाएंगे I हमारी इस यात्रा में कोशिका हमारा साथ देंगी और कोर्स को बहुत ही अद्भुत रूप से पेश करेंगी। कैंसर एक संक्रामक रोग नहीं बल्कि हमारी जीवन शैली से जुड़ा रोग है I 40 प्रतिशत कैंसर ऐसे है जिन्हे रोका जा सकता है I इसे कैसे रोकें, क्या क्या सावधानिया हमे बरतने की आवश्यकता है यह हम इस छोटे कोर्स के ज़रिये  बेहद आसान हिंदी भाषा में सीख पाएंगे I
लक्षित दर्शक:आशा कार्यकर्ता, एएनएम, फील्ड स्वास्थ्य अधिकारी, छात्र, गृहणि तथा जो इस कोर्स से कैंसर के बारे में जानकारी लेना चाहें I 
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : Self Paced
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Level : Continuing Education

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Course layout

During the six-month program applicants will be able to cover 40 modules under 7 broad units, with videos and an animated cell character called “Koshika”. At the end of each module will be an interactive quiz.

UNIT 1- What is Cancer?

  1. Module 1- Understanding Cancer
  2. Module 2- Risk factors of Cancers?
  3. Module 3- Sign & Symptoms of common Cancers
  4. Module 4- Contributing Factors of Cancer
  5. Module 5- Myths & Misconceptions about Cancer
  6. Module 6- Interactive Quiz Module

UNIT 2- What are the types of Cancer?

  1. Module 7- Different Types of Cancer (Introduction)
  2. Module 8 PART I- Gender Based Cancers (Introduction- Male & Female)
  3. Module 8 PART II- Gender Based Cancers Breast Cancer + Case Study
  4. Module 8 PART III- Gender Based Cancers Cervical, Endometrial, Ovarian Cancers + Case
  5. Study
  6. Module 8 PART IV- Gender Based Cancers mShakti App working
  7. Module 9- Other Common Cancers
  8. Module 10- Childhood Cancers
  9. Module 10- Childhood Cancers
  10. Module 10- Childhood Cancers
  11. Module 11- Interactive Quiz Module

UNIT 3- What is the importance of Cancer awareness & screening?

  1. Module 12- Principles of Cancer Screening & Awareness
  2. Module 13- Government Cancer Screening Guidelines in India
  3. Module 14- Screening Process in Community Setting
  4. Module 15- Interactive Quiz Module

UNIT 4- What are the different Commercial Determinants of Cancer?

  1. Module 16- Concept of Optimum Nutrition & Balanced Diet
  2. Module 17- Diet- Commercial Determinants of Cancer
  3. Module 18 Part I - Tobacco-Commercial Determinants of Cancer
  4. Module 18 Part II- Indian Tobacco Control Law
  5. Module 19- Environmental Determinants of Cancer
  6. Module 20- Interactive Quiz Module

UNIT 5- What are the common types of Cancer Treatment?

  1. Module 21- Cancer Treatment & its Types
  2. Module 22- Chemotherapy
  3. Module 23- Radiation
  4. Module 24- Surgery
  5. Module 25- Hormonal Therapy
  6. Module 26- Targeted Therapy & Immunotherapy
  7. Module 27- Part I Clinical Trials
  8. Module 27- Part II Clinical Trials
  9. Module 28- Interactive Quiz Module

UNIT 6- What is the importance of Palliative Care and shared decision making?

  1. Module 29- Emotional Support
  2. Module 30-Psychological Support
  3. Module 31- Part I Palliative Care & Care of Terminally ill
  4. Module 31- Part II Palliative Care & Care of Terminally ill
  5. Module 32 - Doctor Patient Communication & informed decision making
  6. Module 33- Care of the Caregiver + Case Study
  7. Module 34 PART I- Common tools for Rehabilitation (Introduction)
  8. Module 34 PART II- Common tools for Rehabilitation in Cancer
  9. Module 35- Interactive Quiz Module

UNIT 7- What are the Government Policies & Programmes on Cancer?

  1. Module 36 PART I- Government Policy and Program on Cancer
  2. Module 36 PART II- National Cancer Institute- AIIMS Jhajjar
  3. Module 36 PART III - Universal Health Coverage
  4. Module 37- Importance of Cancer Insurance
  5. Module 38-Days to Remember
  6. Module 39- Resource Directory for Cancer Services
  7. Module 40- Interactive Quiz Module

मॉड्यूल 1 - कैंसर क्या है ?
मॉड्यूल 2 -  कैंसर के जोखिम करक कौन से है ?
मॉड्यूल 3 - कैंसर के मुख्य लक्षण क्या क्या है ?
मॉड्यूल 4 - कैंसर के मुख्य मिथक
मॉड्यूल 5 -  कुछ सामान्य प्रकार के कैंसर
मॉड्यूल 6 -  कैंसर  को कैसे रोका जा सकता है?
मॉड्यूल 7 -  कैंसर के लिए स्क्रीनिंग टेस्ट
मॉड्यूल 8 - कैंसर के उपचार के विकल्प
मॉड्यूल 9 - कैंसर पर भारत सरकार की नीतिया 

Instructor bio

Mrs Jyotsna Govil

Indian Cancer Society

Course Coordinator:
Mrs. Jyotsna Govil

Mrs. Govil has worked as a volunteer with the Indian Cancer Society since 1985.  She   was an Awareness speaker, and regularly conducted training workshops and up-dates for new speakers. She was first President of Cancer Sahyog, & first Coordinator of Cancer Jagriti. She has written  information leaflets, has introduced innovative ideas such as Cancer Awareness Film for the Deaf using Indian Sign Language, using FM radio as a voice multiplier. She is presently the Vice Chairman of ICS Delhi. 

She serves on the Governing Council  & Ethics Committee of the Indian Cancer Society, Delhi and is a Founding Member & member Governing Council  of  RGCI&RC, New Delhi. She served on RGCI’s Ethics Committee. She was Hon. Secretary,& later Vice Chairman of its Governing Council.

Mrs. Govil was appointed to the National Managing Committee of ICS in September 2010

In February 2002, Mrs. Govil  made a Fellow and Life Member of the UICC. She is an alumnus of the American Cancer Society University (2005) and was invited to attend the World Cancer Congress in 2006. She was selected as one of 500 of the World’s Cancer Leaders in August 2009, at the Livestrong Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

In May 2013 she was awarded the WHO Regional Director’s Appreciation for contribution to Public Education on hazards of Tobacco use.

She has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award & the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary.   A micro-film on her work has been made by the NCD Alliance International.

Course Coordinator:

Dr.(Mrs.) Vimal Rarh

Dr Vimal Rarh is a Senior Chemistry Faculty at SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi. She is one of the leading e-learning experts of India who has made a mark at the national level in various activities such as development of e-content, e-Labs, e-LOs, MOOCs, on-line examination, empowerment of teachers in ICT skills, introduction of newer teaching methodologies etc. not only in chemistry but guided the same for other disciplines as well.

She is also managing three centres working in the field of e-learning at the National level. She is the Coordinator of the prestigious National Resource Centre of Chemistry of MHRD, for development of Annual Online Refresher Courses as MOOCs for all Chemistry teachers of India. She is Joint Director of Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning Centre (GAD- TLC) of MHRD, Govt. of India and Deputy Director of Centre for e-Learning, SGTB Khalsa College.

Under her Academic, Administrative & Technical guidance, around 50 MOOCs in 4 quadrant format have been developed for SWAYAM and other platforms. She is contributing in policy making at national level in various committees like Online Courses Regulations – 2018 of UGC, e-Governance Committee at UGC and e-Content Committee for National Educational Alliance in Technology (NEAT) of AICTE to name a few.

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