Introduction to Clinical Breast Examination Standards with Hands-On Practice is a new self-study education course, which includes hands-on training with tactually accurate breast models. Course enrollees receive standardized breast models, learn essential breast exam skills and the basics of breast health, disease and methods of detection in a self-paced, online learning program. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) supported research that resulted in MammaCare, the recognized standard for teaching and performing clinical breast examination.

Eligibility: NPs, RNs, MDs, RTs, CNMs

What training materials are included?

Student model set 2

  • Two tactually-accurate breast models
  • Palpation Pad

What will I learn?

  • Breast palpation skills
  • The tactual difference between suspicious lesions and normal tissue
  • Thorough breast tissue coverage
  • Effective breast exam pattern
  • The recognized standard and practice of clinical breast examination

How will I learn?

  • By accessing online tutorials
  • By following video instructions
  • By training on tactually-accurate breast models
  • By performing a personal exam

Will I receive continuing education credits?

Yes, if you are a nurse practitioner or registered nurse. Other women’s healthcare providers will receive a certificate of completion.

How much time does the course take to complete?

5 hours.

What is the course fee?

$179. Free shipping.

What if I decide to become certified as a MammaCare Clinical Breast Examiner?

If you are eligible for certification and you apply within one year of completing this course, this course fee will be applied towards the certification course fee.

Course Topics

Normal breast structure
Normal changes in the breast
Disorders of the breast
Development of breast cancer
Breast cancer screening
Clinical history and physical examination
Post-screening follow-up and diagnostic procedures
Research history of MammaCare
CBE Exam Standards Practiced on Breast Models

Continuing Education for Nurses
The MammaCare Foundation is an approved educational provider for the Florida Board of Nursing. Introduction to MammaCare Clinical Breast Examination Standards with Hands-On Practice is appropriate for advanced registered nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and registered nurses. A Certificate of Completion with 5 hours of continuing education credit is awarded to nurses who complete all course requirements.

Requirements for Certification as a MammaCare Clinical Breast Examiner
This course satisfies one of the prerequisite training modules for MammaCare Clinical Breast Examiner Certification.

Technical Requirements
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari are all supported web browsers.