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The Oncology Monitor

Content: Cancer Treatments, Tumor Staging and Tumor Grading, Oncology Study Design, Clinical Assessments, Lines of Therapies, Adverse Events, DLTs and Dose Modifications, Identifying Oncology Subjects and Enrollment Process, RECIST,…

Learning: 150 hours online and self-paced, 13 Modules, Final Exam

Duration: 12-16 weeks

Certificates: GCP, VIARES

Prerequisites: ideally life science education and first work experience in clinical research

319.90  99.90 or 12x 11.90

More than a Course

A Flexible Online Setup

Our setup enables you to complete this program either next to a full-time job or in a focused effort. 100% of the program is online and most of the training courses can be completed at any time.

Get Certified & Job Ready

On successful completion of this program, you will be certified and will have acquired knowledge, skills and competencies to start monitoring Oncology trials.

The VIARES Oncology Monitor training course is more than just a training. It’s a life-changer!

Enjoy all our services during your program enrollment. 

  • modules including
    • e-learnings
    • assignments
    • knowledge checks
  • Set clear goals
  • Get properly trained
  • CV, CV, CV
  • Ace Your Interview
  • Negotiate
  • Weekly new Global Jobs
  • Skip the Application Line
  • Join Career Events

Course Program

The VIARES Oncology Monitor training course consists of thirteen fully self-paced learning modules. You will complete the following learning activities:

  • review the e-learning
  • practical exercise
  • take the module test
  • take the final exam

13 Modules – 150 Learning Hours – VIARES Certificate.

Successfully complete the 13 competency modules below to obtain your VIARES Academy Certificate on top.

  • Understand the characteristics of cell formation, the major causes of cancer and global impact of the disease
  • Examine the impact of Oncology studies and current treatment
  • Be able to discuss available treatments and objectives of treating cancer
  • Examine various cancer treatments and their adverse reactions
  • Explore alternative treatment options
  • Identify common cancer drug and cancer combinations
  • Thoroughly understand the relationship between risk and benefits of tumor therapies
  • Recognize chemotherapy drug types and different principles
  • Differentiate between cancer and uncontrolled tumor growths
  • Recognize the six major categories of cancer classifications
  • Understand components of medical terminology related to cancer
  • Be able to discuss Oncology trial schematics and understand the design features.
  • Be able to describe the four phases of Oncology studies.
  • Understand Endpoint requirements in Oncology
  • Recognize common clinical assessments related to oncology trials
  • Gain proficiency in reviewing clinical reports
  • Identify disease history and common Inclusion/Exclusion criterion
  • Define each line of therapy and understand the timing of each line
  • Understand dosing design in oncology studies
  • Recognize most common Adverse Events and be able to discuss clinical events related to oncology studies
  • Recognize common toxicities and understand the DLT process
  • Be able to discuss recruitment challenges in Oncology studies
  • Describe the screening and enrollment process
  • Understand the role of the medical monitor and various key members during screening process
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Clinical Reports and Source
  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Distinguish between RECIST 1.0 and RECIST 1.1
  • Utilize appropriate oncology disease progression algorithms
  • Understand disease progression
  • Prepare for challenges with site structure and Delegation of Responsibility at oncology sites 
  • Describe key site staff and associated roles
  • Discuss the key function of site staff
  • Learn Sponsor/CRO expectations of Oncology Monitors
  • Understand the stress and pressures of monitoring oncology studies
  • Learn time saving techniques while monitoring
Khilna S VIARES Clinical Research Associate Training Course Graduate
Elizabeth R
VIARES Graduate
"The VIARES Academy training has been exceptional - VIARES' investment in their students goes above and beyond."
Khilna S VIARES Graduate

Start today

You can start the training right away and complete it at your own pace. This training contains 150 hours of online material.

You do not need to wait for a kick-off date, you can start your training anytime  – as early as today if you wish.

Your expert instructor

Patricia Hollis VIARES Clinical Research Training Course Trainer

Who should attend

This program is designed for talents who wish to advance their career as Oncology Clinical Research Associate.

Is this academy right for me? We are happy to help you make the right decision.
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Course Fee

The fee includes:

  • registration fee
  • all online-training course material
  • one year online access to our learning management system
  • mini-exams during the training to test your knowledge
  • personalized attendance confirmation upon completion

plus exclusive VIARES benefits:

  • get automatically accepted as Ambassadors and earn credits
  • join career events at no cost
  • free access to our weekly updated global job list
  • apply to exclusive job offers
  • get your personal career coaching


  • get VIARES certified, by adding your Certification Exam to your training course
  • includes VIARES Exam of 100 question online test

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Khilna S VIARES Clinical Research Associate Training Course Graduate
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VIARES Graduate
"The VIARES Academy training has been exceptional - VIARES' investment in their students goes above and beyond."