University Structure Departments Department of Oncology Educational activities

The student should know:

- organization of specialized medical care for patients with cancer in out-patient and in-patient settings;

- methods used for diagnosing cancer;

- therapy methods in Oncology;

- particular sections of Oncology;


The student should be able to:

- collect a general somatic and oncological history, carry out a general examination and evaluate the patient's condition;

- interpret the results of clinical and biochemical laboratory tests, including tumor markers;

- determine the presence of free fluid in the cavities and identify distant metastases using physical examination methods;

- recognize the presence of neoplasms of visual localizations;

- identify risk groups during routine examinations;

- determine the clinical group and in accordance with it therapeutic tactics;

- provide emergency medical care to a patient with oncological disease in emergency conditions;


The students have to acquire skills in

- physical examination of the patient;

- technique of conducting a parallel examination in case of suspected malignant neoplasm;

- technique of palpation of peripheral lymph nodes, mammary glands, the technique of palpation of the thyroid gland;

- technique for performing a puncture biopsy,cell-smear;

- sputum collection technique for examination on atypical cells;

- rules for performing a blood culture test.