link Source:
date_range Starts on June 13, 2016
event_note Ends on June 16, 2016
list 3 sequences
assignment Level : Introductory
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
card_giftcard 24 points
Users' reviews
0 reviews

Key Information

credit_card Free access
verified_user Free certificate
timer 3 hours in total

About the content

Gain the tips, tools and confidence to talk about cancer with this free online course from Cancer Research UK.

more_horiz Read more
more_horiz Read less


Right now, countless people across the UK are coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis, going through treatment or coping with the loss of a loved one. 1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime. Encouraging people to make healthy choices, access local services and visit their doctor promptly if they notice changes to their body can make a huge difference, but many of us find cancer a difficult subject to talk about. Perhaps we put off starting the conversation because we think we might say the wrong thing. Perhaps we’ve tried in the past and had a difficult experience. Or perhaps we’re not sure if it’s our job. This informative course will give you the tips, tools and confidence to have simple, effective conversations that could help save lives. Learn with experts from Cancer Research UK During the course we will draw on the knowledge of experts from Cancer Research UK, led by our experienced Cancer Awareness Trainers. You will meet a range of people with first-hand experience of talking about cancer, listen in on different conversations and discuss the issues they raise. Build up confidence to talk about cancer This free online course will help you: understand the facts develop your approach share good practice and build your confidence Over the course of 3 weeks, we will equip you with tips and tools to talk about cancer without feeling embarrassed or awkward, enabling you to make a real difference in your community.


  • Gillian Kilgour



FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

You are the designer of this MOOC?
What is your opinion on this resource ?