The Master's program Online Advanced Oncology (M. Sc. ) is a worldwide unique training program in the field of oncology. The innovative blended learning concept offers you as a practising doctor and natural scientist (f/m) the opportunity for comprehensive further training part-time – flexible in terms of time and place. The specific training system allows you to organise your learning time optimally and the individual tutoring program permits direct contact with the lecturers at any time. During the joint attendance seminars you will form reliable personal networks with your fellow students and international experts.

Enrollment year 2020:

1st Online-Seminar: 9-12 November 2020
  • Module 1: Challenges and Introduction

    The Summer School "Challenges and Introduction" is the first attendance seminar of the study program "Master Online Advanced Oncology", which takes place at the Ulm University`s Science Conference Center „Villa Eberhardt“ and on the campus of Ulm University. For the first time students and faculty will meet. Students get the possibility to introduce themselves, to describe their current professional position and their future projects.

  • Module 2: Interdisciplinary Oncology

    CME-Points: 70

    Course 2.1: Cellular and molecular biology of cancer

    • focuses on recent key aspects of translational research
    • covers gene structure to cancer stem cells
    • represents the broad spectrum of knowledge on cancerogenesis.

    Course 2.2: Diagnostics

    • summarizes all modern tools used for work-up of a patient with cancer
    • explains imaging techniques
    • introduces molecular diagnostics

    Course 2.3: Principles of therapy

    • highlights oncology treatment options ranging from surgery to immunotherapy
    • covers radiotherapy
    • focuses stem cell transplantation

    Course 2.4: Epidemiology

    • explains descriptive cancer epidemiology
    • discusses risk factors, prevention strategies and screening
    • establishes a direct connection to the subsequent semester
  • Module 3: Clinical Research

    CME-Points: 78

    Course 3.1: Biometry

    • focuses on key aspects of biostatistics and how they are applied in oncology
    • comprises study types, statistical tests, survival analysis, and sample size estimation for clinical trials in oncology

    Course 3.2: Clinical Trials

    • delivers the toolbox for setting up, running and publishing a clinical trial
    • features knowledge and tools for quality assurance and transfer of study results into clinical practice
    • discusses best practice by examples from the CCCU-based clinical trials center

    Course 3.3: Ethical Aspects

    • deals with ethical principles for informed consent, biobanking, study participation, collaboration between stakeholders with a different background (academic/industry)
    • helps to prevent and the detect scientific misconduct and fraud

    Course 3.4: Project Management

    • provides basics in project management with case scenarios and problem-solving strategies from the pharmaceutical industry
  • Module 4: Advanced Therapies and Integrated Concepts

    CME-Points: 115

    Course 4.1: Clinical Oncology I

    • explores treatment of gynecological, urologic and gastrointestinal malignancies
    • describes aspects of surgical intervention, radiotherapy and chemotherapy as well as targeted therapies of patients with these malignancies

    Course 4.2: Clinical Oncology I

    • offers the current state of art and recent advances in the treatment of – among others – thoracic, hematological and pediatric malignancies
    • describes aspects of surgical intervention, radiotherapy and chemotherapy as well as targeted therapies of patients with these malignancies

    Course 4.3: Integrated Therapeutic Concepts

    • provides multidisciplinary approaches to deliver a patient-centered treatment
    • accommodates psychooncology, supportive care, complementary medicine and palliative medicine
  • Module 5: Management

    CME-Points: 100

    Course 5.1: Business Basics

    • provides an introduction to business administration, strategic planning and human resource management
    • introduces accounting, finance and investment for oncologists

    Course 5.2: Health Care Systems

    • introduces different health systems and aspects of compensation for health services

    Course 5.3: Management of Entities and Processes

    • features tools for assessing and improving leadership in oncology
    • comprises classical topics such as practice and hospital management as well as behavioral economics

    Course 5.4: Quality Control

    • trains oncologists how to assess the quality of care from various perspectives
    • offers strategies for introducing change as an oncologist
  • Module 6: Future Perspectives

    The Summer School "Future Perspectives" is the last seminar of the study program Advanced Oncology, which takes place at the Ulm University`s Science Conference Center „Schloss Reisensburg“ near Ulm.

  • Module 7: Master's Thesis

    Date: The Master's thesis is to be finished within 6 months from the admisson date to the submission date.

Workload: 450 hours