Specific content is provided via three modules:

  1. Case studies related to specific cancers and their treatment, supportive care and information provision, or co-ordinated care are explored through self-paced online modules. Topics are:
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Melanoma
    • Head and neck cancer
    • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
    • Lung cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Breast cancer
    • Oesophageal cancer
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Lymphoma.
  2. Supporting modules focusing on key aspects of cancer control
    • includes the cancer journey / population health concepts / cancer planning & treatments / supportive care and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
  3. The Entry to Specialty program
    • The EdCaN Cancer Nursing Program (Entry to Specialty) was developed to meet the needs of nurses who are new to specialist cancer settings.


Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced

Target audience

Nurses in cancer care


EdCaN was a national project auspiced by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, funded by the Australian Government as part of the Strengthening Cancer Care Initiative


EdCaN is a suite of online modules and resources, providing support and knowledge for all cancer nurses regardless of experience or setting. The development of the learning resources was underpinned by principles from constructivist learning theory, including:

  • The use of authentic learning activities
  • The incorporation of multiple learning perspectives. For example, different settings, demographics, clinical diagnosis and treatment trajectories
  • A focus on learners actively thinking rather than being told
  • An emphasis on the building of self-knowledge / knowledge construction.

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Last updated 13 August 2021