Plan of Study

11-week Cancer Systemic Therapy Certification Course

This 11-week certification course is comprised of the following components:

  • Knowledge: Online, independent, interactive learning modules and final exam in collaboration with the de Souza Institute's Provincial Standardized Chemotherapy and Biotheraphy (PSCB) course
  • Skills: In-person skills and simulation lab day with the CSTCC faculty
  • Performance: Integrated clinical preceptorship throughout the course


This represents a general timeline for the course. The exact delivery model may vary between offerings.

  • Week 1–7: Self-directed online learning
  • Week 8–9: In-person skills and simulation lab day (7.5 hours)
  • Week 10–11: Virtual final exam – 2 hours with proctor
  • Preceptorship: Clinical practice: Integrated clinical preceptorship throughout; minimum 3 shifts

The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.