On-Demand Course



Oncology (Translating and Interpreting in Healthcare Settings)



Oncology is the branch of medicine that deals with tumours, cancer and providing care/treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer. The most common cancers in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) are prostate, breast, colorectal (bowel), melanoma and lung cancer (Cancer Council Australia).

Who would this be useful for?

Interpreters at all levels of knowledge of clinical medicine who are interested in gaining basic understanding of the Oncology. Interpreters who are preparing for NAATI Certified Specialist Health Interpreter (CSHI) Test. Interpreters who are pursuing to become a healthcare interpreter

This course will cover the following items:

Pathophysiology of Cancer and Tumour

Common Cancers in Australia

Staging and Grading of Cancer

Australia National Cancer Screening Program

Common Investigation, treatments and medications

Health professionals involved

Important medical terminology (including Latin and Greek Root words)

Course outcomes


The pathophysiology of cancer and tumour

Common cancer diseases in Australia

National Cancer Screening program

The names and utility of common investigations, medications and health professionals in relation to the oncology

Easy ways to remember relevant medical terminology in the oncology


Provide high quality and professional interpreting of complex and specialised spoken language from the health domain

Understand, remember and recall relevant medical terminology efficiently

Certificate Earned

 A professional development certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. Learners will be eligible to receive 10 points towards recertification (Section 1.4 of NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue). Some courses may attract PD points from multiple categories. Please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification.


Course Completion Guidelines

Students are required to read and complete all the course content, including watching all videos, and successfully completing all assessments. In order to attain your certificate, you need to score 100% on each assessment. Students will have unlimited attempts to complete the course over the length of their access.


Presented By

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Medical Doctor and Medical Education Facilitator
All Graduates – Interpreting & Translating
Melbourne, Australia

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