Master Courses

Master courses offer a unique opportunity to acquire specialised knowledge and skills. Each course is purpose-built by internationally-recognised cancer control professionals to meet specific needs for continuing education of those engaged in cancer control from various disciplines, and at different levels. They are offered free of charge to those who register for the World Cancer Congress.

The courses consist of 3 months of distance learning in cancer or non-cancer related organisational and technical topics, offering specialised information and skills, and culminating in one day, face-to-face workshops at the World Cancer Congress. All courses are led by international experts in the relevant fields and delivered via UICC's eLearning platform, UICC eCampus.

Keep abreast of plans for the Master Course Programme at the 2020 World Cancer Congress on the Congress website

The following Master Courses were offered at the 2018 World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

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  1. Building cancer awareness and prevention programmes
  2. From peer support to policy change: Strengthening capacities of patient groups across the health system
  3. Using the law and policymaking to promote cancer prevention and control
  4. Effective collaboration to address the challenges of cancer

Past courses have covered a wide range of technical and organisational topics such as evidence-based tobacco cessation, the use of social media for public education and advocacy, cancer control planning and implementation, best practices in publishing, sexuality issues in cancer care, effective partnership management, and more. 

Previous participants' highlights
MC Audience 1

"The course has given me the opportunity to expand my network with other professionals not only in my region but also other parts of the world. The time I spent in the Master Course to learn, share and exchange knowledge was worth every minute."


Participant at the 2018 Strengthening Patient Groups Master Course
MC Audience 2

"The MasterCourse was an eye opener for me. Well done for putting together an impactful programme. I look forward to putting into practice what I have learned from the programme."

Participant at the 2018 Law and Cancer Master Course
Members meeting and talking at the break-ice-fast session at the 2016WCC

"The contents provided me with a lot of thought starters for projects and direction moving forward"

Participant at the 2016 tobacco cessation Master Course
Master course participants at the 2016WCC

"This course on Global Advocacy was resourceful, well prepared, structured, focused and timely. The lecturers were inspiring. I was highly motivated to develop new ideas for advocacy and development of my community"

Participant at the 2016 global scholar advocacy course
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Last update: 
Monday 1 July 2019