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NCC ICI Health Communication Preceptorship

Improving Health Communication by Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and Communities to maximize quality outcomes in patient care delivery across sub-Saharan Africa.

Eldoret, Kenya


Training Duration:  6 weeks

Course Director: Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa MD

Consultant Physician. Medical Oncologist & Hematologist Executive

Director/CEO: International Cancer Institute (ICI)

P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya

Email: Website:


Course Coordination: Dr. Kevin Makori

Head, Office of Education and Training

International Cancer Institute (ICI)

P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya

Email: Website:


This educational activity is provided independently by International Cancer Institute (ICI) through the Blueprint Program


ICI Education & Training Mission Statement


The ICI Preceptorship Program Mission is to measurably contribute to cancer patients’ safety and health outcomes and to support practice improvement by providing CME/CPD activities that enhance the ability of Physicians and other health-care team members to deliver quality and optimal healthcare services.




The purpose of the ICI Preceptorship Program is to develop educational activities that clearly link the needs of the learner/participants with the planning process, format and delivery of each activity, resulting in high quality continuing medical education/continued Professional development opportunities that will increase the knowledge, competence and performance of healthcare providers.


Content Areas

The ICI Preceptorship Program activities include practical, evidence-based, best clinical practice information for a broad variety of common oncology and hematology conditions, innovations in primary and specialty patient care in NCDs, new procedural training and specialty fora. Appropriate content for each course is determined based on the results of a practice gap analysis relative to the target audience’s scope of practice, as well as the identified expected outcomes. Content is free of commercial bias.


General Target Audience: ICI Preceptorship/CME/CPD activities focus on the needs of generalist and specialist physicians and other multidisciplinary health-care team members at ICI affiliated cancer centers nationally and in sub-Saharan Africa as appropriate.


Type of Activities Provided by ICI


In order to accomplish our educational goals, ICI CME uses a range of activity formats based on the content and desired results of the activity. Current offerings include live and video conferenced activities, live regularly scheduled series, internet CME activities, enduring materials and hands-on skills workshops. ICI also jointly sponsors activities with regional specialty societies, non-profit educational organizations and government agencies when mutually desired goals and outcomes are best achieved by such relationships.


Expected Outcomes of the ICI Preceptorship Program


ICI Preceptorship/CME/CPD is committed to assessing the impact and effectiveness of its CME/CPD Program. ICI courses are designed to: increase knowledge of new treatments, diagnostic tools and procedures; improve compliance with specific evidence-based standard of care protocols; improve competence, performance and/or patient outcomes; and promote efficient use of resources. We employ assessment methods to evaluate the extent to which our activities result in changes in knowledge, competence and performance. CME activities in conjunction with quality improvement projects have measurable outcomes to report. An emphasis during the planning process is placed on intended learning and desired change in knowledge, competence and performance. The ICI Education and Training Office works in collaboration with other departments/offices of the International Cancer Institute and its partners who are involved and interested in quality improvement processes and patient safety.


Target Audience


The primary target audience for this course comprise the clinical and non-clinical staff members of ICI or ICI affiliated partners, in addition to external health care providers who include but are not limited to palliative care specialists, physicians, medical officers, oncology clinical officers, oncology nurses, Oncology pharmacists, data managers, IT officers, Program Managers, Program coordinators, M&E Officers, System developers, Palliative care nurses, Office administrators, Transport and Logistics Officers, General Managers, Directors, Security officers, Office assistants among others. This course is structured in two levels: level one course content is targeted for both operational level and management level health professionals while level two content is specific to managerial level health care providers. In general, the course is intended to improve the aspects of communication among health care professionals who form a multidisciplinary team in cancer care management across sub-Saharan Africa.


Statement of Need


New developments in cancer treatment and care are often not widely disseminated, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, resulting in patients not receiving the best or most up-to-date care. Health care providers need current information in all factors related to cancer and NCD treatment, including screening, diagnosing, surgical and non-surgical strategies and overall management of patients with cancer and other NCDs.


This course is important since it will enable the participants manage communication in delivery of service, ultimately leading to patient satisfaction, organizational growth and enhance organizational image of ICI and its partners.



At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able:

  1. To understand interpersonal communication use in patient care.
  2. To identify effective communication channels and to apply effective communication styles in a healthcare setting.
  3. To understand organizational behavior issues in health communication
  4. To have knowledge of the role of communication in decision making, managing conflict and in problem solving.
  5. To know how to apply communication in resource mobilization.
  6. To understand behavior, change communication in managing cancer care.
  7. To understand patient-centered communication and shared decision-making processes.
  8. Understand the various aspects of communication in cancer care
  9. To evaluate effective communications strategies required in cancer care.
  10. To understand ethical, legal and social issues in communicating about cancer programs.
  11. To acquire knowledge in developing educational & training materials for advocacy in cancer care.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest


International Cancer Institute (ICI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ICI for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.


The faculty must report any financial relationships or contractual relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity.




Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


Disclosure of Unlabeled Use


This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Method of Participation and Request for Credit


To receive credit for this activity, participants must review the activity information including learning objectives and faculty/planner disclosures, and actively participate in the educational activity. Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the post-activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.

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Orientation to the course 

    1. Introduction to Health Communication  
    2. How to promote effective public Health Campaigns for screening and advocacy 
    3. How to apply effective communication styles in organizations 
    4. Role of communication in Conflict Management and problem solving
    5. Development of patient education materials 
    6. Use of social media in communicating health messages 
    7. Behavior and Social change communication 
    8. Enhancing team Communication 
    9. Communication, Branding and Image 
    10. Public Speaking & Presentation Skills 


Participants should be willing to spend at least 4 hours per week on this online course over a period of 6 weeks. (Duration 24 hours). This program will start when the class is fully subscribed. The course cost is $200.00 for the entire course. There are few sponsorships available on a first-come basis for those who apply. Priority will be given to those working in cancer centers that have formal affiliations/Partnerships with the International Cancer Institute. Apply for sponsorship during the registration of the course


All those interested in registering for this course, please register your information on  if you have any questions or queries please send an email to or


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Subscribing to the course

You can purchase the entire course at Ksh. 20,000 ($200) or purchase individual units at Ksh. 2,000 ($20) per unit.

  1. Introduction to Health Communication
  2. How to promote effective public Health Campaigns for screening and advocacy
  3. How to apply effective communication styles in organizations
  4. Role of communication in Conflict Management and problem-solving
  5. Development of patient education materials
  6. Use of social media in communicating health messages
  7. Behavior and Social change communication
  8. Enhancing team Communication
  9. Communication, Branding, and Image
  10. Public Speaking & Presentation Skills 

Additional information


Introduction to Health Communication, How to promote effective public Health Campaigns for screening and advocacy, How to apply effective communication styles in organizations, Development of patient education materials, Role of communication in Conflict Management and problem solving, Use of social media in communicating health messages, Behavior and Social change communication, Enhancing team Communication, Communication, Branding and Image, Public Speaking & Presentation Skills, FULL COURSE