Professional course

The Nature and Treatment of Cancer

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZTSWA203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Julie Armoogum

Page last updated 23 November 2016

Introduction

On successful completion of the Nature and Treatment of Cancer, Level 3 (UZTSWA-20-3) or Masters level (UZTSWB-20-M) module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the process of cancer through analysis of normal and disordered physiology, including the role of causative agents in the cancer process.
  • Reflect critically on the role of health promotion and screening programmes in the prevention and early detection of cancer.
  • Evaluate evidence relating to the psychosocial impact of cancer on those diagnosed with cancer, their families and supporters.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of cancer treatment modalities and their impact on patients.
  • Consider the ethical principles which underpin cancer treatment.
  • Identify and reflect on issues relating to rehabilitation and survivorship following cancer treatment.

Entry requirements

Working in a cancer-related field.

Careers / Further study

This level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice
  • BSc(Hons) Professional Studies
  • BSc(Hons) Professional Development

This Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • MSc Specialist Practice
  • MSc Professional Development

Structure

Content

Cancer Biology

Normal physiology of the cell cycle and immune system versus malignant transformation of cells. Inherited risks of cancer development.

Context of Cancer

Epidemiology. Health promotion and screening. The holistic impact of cancer, focusing of psychosocial aspects of care.

Treatments and Care

Principles and advances in chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and bone marrow transplantation.  Immediate and long term side effects. 

Survivorship and Support

Survivorship issues for patients, families and caregivers.  Current initiatives for support.  Care of health care professionals working in cancer.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include:

  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Workshops and Masterclasses
  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Enquiry based learning
  • Case based learning
  • Role play
  • Student presentations

Study time

48 hours. 

Teaching will be in the form of seminars, lectures and online activities delivered over six study days.   

Online activities will be available on Blackboard. 

Sessions will be facilitated by UWE cancer specialist lecturers and outside speakers from clinical practice.

Assessment

A 3000 word essay addressing a cancer related topic linking to your clinical experience.  

  • Part A will focus on a topic of biological interest from professional practice and explain and evaluate how biological knowledge informs patient care. 
  • Part B will discuss how relevant research informs clinical practice and the care given to patients in respect to the topic identified in Part A.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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