Courses and programs

Basic Sciences of Oncology Course (BSOC)


The Health Education and Training Institute in partnership with the Cancer Institute NSW present  the Basic Sciences of Oncology Course 2020. This multidisciplinary training program 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

For further information on course content and specific learning outcomes, please download the Course Overview and Study Guide, attached below.

Course Dates 2020

The course runs over 10 days; one Friday per month from February to November each year. BSOC 2020 dates are as follows:

Session 1    28 February
Session 2    27 March
Session 3    24 April
Session 4    22 May
Session 5    26 June
Session 6    31 July
Session 7    28 August
Session 8    25 September
Session 9    23 October
Session 10  20 November

All sessions will  be held from 8:30am to 4:45pm and will be held at Aerial UTS Function Centre, Ultimo. Please ensure you are able to attend the above course dates prior to registering.

Participants are required to attend a minimum of 80% of the face to face sessions as a requirement of the course. Each participant will also need to complete an evaluation of each training day that they attend in order to receive their Certificate of Completion.

Course Cost

Participant Registration Fee    $1,300 (incl. GST)


BSOC Scholarships are available to support NSW metropolitan, regional and rural oncology professionals wishing to attend the course. Funded by the Cancer Institute NSW, scholarships provide support for costs incurred by course registration and/or attendance.

For more information on scholarship categories and eligibility criteria, please download the Scholarship Guidelines document attached below.

To Register

Register for BSOC 2020 HERE

BSOC Advisory Committee

BSOC is governed by the BSOC Advisory Committee, 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.

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