Basic Sciences in Oncology Course (BSOC)

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The Basic Sciences in Oncology Course is a multidisciplinary  program that complements the RANZCR (Phase 1). In addition, for other health professionals working in oncology and associated fields, the  course provides an excellent opportunity to gain an overview of key issues in oncology.

BSOC is conducted in partnership with the Faculty of Radiation Oncology, RANZCR, and the Medical Oncology Group, RACP.

The course is designed to support best practice and provide core skills and competencies in:

• Anatomy
• Physics
• Clinical  Pharmacology
• Research and evidence based medicine
• Communication skills training
• Radiobiology
• Palliative care
• Cancer biology

 The course runs over 10 days; one teaching day per month from February to November each year.  A maximum of 60 places will be available on the course in 2018.

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BSOC Course Overview & Study Guide



BSOC scholarships are funded by a grant from the Cancer Institute NSW. The scholarship has been designed to support metropolitan, regional, and rural oncology professionals wishing to attend the course within NSW. 

This scholarship assists in meeting the additional expenses that professional development entails when residing in a regional, rural or remote location, or when professional development funding has not been provided by the health professional’s place of employment. 

Scholarship applications close on 30 January 2018. Scholarship applicants must complete the online registratrion. Please read the information sheet below for further details:

BSOC 2018 Scholarship Guidelines


BSOC Advisory Committee

The BSOC Advisory Committee is comprised of representation from the BSOC Clinical Coordinators and BSOC Topic Coordinators, the Cancer Institute NSW, the Cancer Council NSW, Oncology Supervisors, and relevant medical colleges and other participants. The Clinical Chair of the BSOC Advisory Committee is Associate Professor Winston Liauw.

The BSOC Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.

  • Method : Online , Instructor Led
  • No prerequisites
  • Not mandatory