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.

BSOC Course 2017 flyer

 There are a maximum of 45 places for the course per annum.

Registrations for 2017 are have closed.

Applications for the 2018 course will open in December.



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 2017. Scholarship applicants must also complete the online registratrion. Please read the information sheet and application form below for further details:

2017 Scholarship Information Sheet

2017 Scholarship Application Form


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 BSOC Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.

The Clinical Chair of the BSOC Advisory Committee is Associate Professor Winston Liauw.

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

Download BSOC 2017 Flyer


BSOC 2017 registrations are closed.