Courses

Module 1: Diagnostic/psychosocial care
Epidemiology of breast cancer; prevention; molecular basis of breast carcinogenesis; histopathology; breast anatomy and development; benign breast diseases; imaging breast diagnostics; interventional diagnostics; mammasonography; theory & practice (DEGUM Refresh); psychosocial support; patient communication and spiritual care

Module 2: Surgical therapy
History of breast surgery; classification of oncoplastic surgery; breast-conserving surgery; ablative procedures; reconstructive breast surgery; axillary surgery; plastic and aesthetic breast surgery; complication management

Module 3: Live surgery
Oncoplastic breast surgery; axillary surgery; reconstructive breast surgery; plastic and aesthetic breast surgery; clinical visit and case discussion

Module 4: Systematic and local therapy
Special breast cancer situations; young, old and pregnant patients; male breast cancer; hormones and breast cancer; ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS); radiation rherapy; systemic therapy: prognostic and predictive factors; neoadjuvant therapy; adjuvant antihormone therapy; adjuvant antibody therapy; adjuvant chemotherapy; after-care; metastasized breast cancer; locoregional breast cancer; inflammatory breast cancer; supportive therapy; clinical studies; case discussion

Module 5: Live surgery
Oncoplastic breast surgery; axillary surgery; reconstructive breast surgery; plastic and aesthetic breast surgery; clinical visit and case discussion

Module 6: Health economics, organisational structure, quality management, final exam
EDP-backed tumor documentation; online tumor conference; data protection; »Vertragsrechtsänderungsgesetz«, »Krankenhausfinanzierungsgesetz«(Hospital Financing Act);
medical care centers; integrated care contracts; outpatient billing; organ center market share analyses; quality management systems; risk management; final examination: examination by TED-Voting

Module 7: Hospitation
A two week hospitation in the Breast Center Düsseldorf or at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan.