Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Best Practices Home Study course, the successful learner will be able to:

Hematology

  • Understand red cell disorders;
  • Understand both established information and recent clinical advances in coagulopathies, anticoagulant and thrombolytic therapies;
  • Understand blood and marrow morphology and hematopathology;
  • Understand both established information and recent clinical advances in immunohematology, bone marrow transplantation, and hematopoietic growth factors.

Hematologic Malignancies

  • Be familiar with the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of hematologic malignancies;
  • Understand the most recent advances in the pharmacology and toxicology of anti-neoplastic drugs; and
  • Identify strategies for taking the board examinations.

Oncology

  • Understand the epidemiology of malignant diseases and management of the medical complications of malignancy;
  • Recognize the latest advances in cancers of the lung, the breast, and the gastrointestinal tract;
  • Understand the principles of management of gynecologic and other genito-urinary malignancies;
  • Contend with complexity of HIV related malignancies;
  • Recognize principles of new developments in biologic therapy of cancer.