A complete training that will help you to know the main tools to provide post-surgical care to oncological patients"

Malnutrition is a frequent problem that causes a large number of complications in cancer patients, reducing their quality of life and worsening their general condition. It is essential to know the causes and factors involved and to detect early the clinical manifestations presented by these patients in order to provide adequate nutritional care and support.

In this Postgraduate Certificate, the student will learn to perform a comprehensive assessment of the nutritional status and, based on it, develop precise interventions adapted to the patient's situation. Sometimes, the development of the oncological process makes it necessary to resort to artificial nutrition. During the training, the nursing professional will acquire skills to adequately manage the different types of enteral and parenteral nutrition. In addition, the patient will learn in detail about its indications and main complications.

Likewise, in the final stage of life, the terminally ill patient will also require a comprehensive and adapted nutritional assessment. In this context, the professional will learn to identify their needs and implement the necessary interventions, which must be agreed and follow ethical principles.

Finally, the nurse will learn about the care required by oncology patients undergoing surgery. The management of lymphedema as a complication of breast surgery, the care of the ostomized patient and respiratory physiotherapy after thoracic surgeries will be treated in an integral way, providing the student with transversal skills that will allow them to provide specialized care based on the latest evidence.

The updated contents of this Postgraduate Certificate and its integrative approach will give rise to a complete vision of all aspects related to oncology nursing. The contents will provide a journey through the diverse needs of cancer patients, whose particularities require personalized attention.

Both the design of the program and the didactic material used will facilitate the understanding of concepts, and the realization of practical cases will help to adapt what has been learned to clinical practice. In this way, the Postgraduate Certificate will provide an immersive learning to achieve the training of the professional in real situations of their usual professional practice. 

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This Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Approach to Nutrition and Post-Surgical Care of the Oncology Patient has the most complete and updated educational program in the market. The most important features of the program include:   

  • The development of case studies presented by experts in Oncology Nursing.  
  • The graphic, schematic, and eminently practical contents with which they are conceived provide scientific and practical training in those disciplines that are essential for professional practice.
  • New developments in the nursing approach to nutrition and post-surgical care of the oncology patient
  • Practical exercises where self-assessment can be used to improve learning.
  • Its special emphasis on innovative methodologies in the nursing approach to nutrition and post-surgical care of the oncology patient.
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

This Postgraduate Certificate is the best investment you can make in selecting a refresher program to update your knowledge in oncology nursing"

The teaching staff includes professionals from the field of Oncology Nursing, who bring their experience to this training program, as well as renowned specialists from leading societies and prestigious universities.

The multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide immersive training programmed to train in real situations.

This program is designed around Problem Based Learning, whereby the specialist must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise during the academic year. For this purpose, the professional will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts in Oncology Nursing with extensive experience.   

This training comes with the best didactic material, providing you with a contextual approach that will facilitate your learning"

This 100% online course will allow you to combine your studies with your professional work while increasing your knowledge in this field"


The structure of the contents has been designed by the best professionals in the field of Oncology Nursing, with extensive experience and recognized prestige in the profession, backed by the volume of cases reviewed and studied, and with extensive knowledge of new technologies applied to healthcare.        

We have the most complete and updated scientific program on the market. We strive for excellence and for you to achieve it too" 

Module 1. Nursing Approach to Nutrition and Post-Surgical Care of the Oncology Patient

1.1. Nutrition in Cancer Prevention  

1.1.1. Dietary Carcinogenesis  
1.1.2. Food and Nutrients  
1.1.3. Risk Factors and Protective Elements  
1.1.4. Lifestyle  

1.2. General Principles of Malnutrition in Oncology Patients  

1.2.1. Epidemiology of Malnutrition  
1.2.2. Pathophysiology.  
1.2.3. Types of Malnutrition  
1.2.4. Causes of Malnutrition in Oncology Patients Tumor-Related Patient-Related Treatment-Related  

1.2.5. Clinical Manifestations of Malnutrition Tumor Cachexia Sarcopenia  

1.3. Assessment of Nutritional Status  

1.3.1. Clinical Record and Subjective Nutritional Assessment  
1.3.2. Screening Tests Malnutrition Screening Tool Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment  

1.3.3. Anthropometric Measurements  
1.3.4. Biochemical Measurements  

1.4. Nutritional and Pharmacological Approach  

1.4.1. General Recommendations  
1.4.2. Recommendations in Altered Intake Situations Anorexia Nausea and Vomiting Dysphagia Dysgeusia. Oral Mucositis Xerostomia Dysphagia to Liquids and Solids  

1.4.3. Nutritional Supplements  
1.4.4. Pharmacotherapy  

1.5. Enteral Nutrition  

1.5.1. Indications  
1.5.2. Access Routes  
1.5.3. Enteral Nutrition Formulas  
1.5.4. Complications  

1.6. Parenteral Nutrition  

1.6.1. Indications  
1.6.2. Access Routes  
1.6.3. Types of Parenteral Nutrition  
1.6.4. Nutritional Requirements  
1.6.5. Complications  

1.7. End-Of-Life Nutrition  

1.7.1. Nutritional Intervention  
1.7.2. Assisted Nutrition and Hydration  
1.7.3. Ethical, Cultural and Religious Aspects  

1.8. Post-Surgical Care After Thoracic Surgery  

1.8.1. Pulmonary Rehabilitation  
1.8.2. Respiratory Physiotherapy  

1.9. Care of Ostomized Patients  

1.9.1. General Concepts  
1.9.2. Ostomies Classification Digestive Ostomies Digestive Ostomy Types Hygiene and Care Diet Psychological Aspects Complications Urinary Ostomies Types of Urinary Ostomy Hygiene and Care Respiratory Ostomies Types of Respiratory Ostomy Hygiene and Care  

1.10. Post-Surgical Care After Breast Tumor Surgery  

1.10.1. Breast Cancer Surgery Psychological Impact  

1.10.2. Lymphedema Classification Epidemiology Etiology Clinical Manifestations Diagnosis Nursing Care  

This training will allow you to advance in your career comfortably"