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Professional course

Care of the Child/Young Person with Cancer

20 Credit, Level 3 or Masters Level module

About this course

Course code:
UZURR4203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Delivery:
Part-time
Course director:
Rakhee Rankin

Page last updated 19 September 2017

Introduction

The Care of the Child/Young Person with Cancer Level 3 (UZURR4-20-3) and Masters level (UZURR5-20-M) module will use a variety of approaches, which may include the following:

Scheduled learning - Interactive lectures will make up 48 hours contact time with the specialist practitioner and module leader over the duration of the module. Contact learning will also include seminars, tutorials, interactive critical discussions, lectures and case study exploration.

Independent learning- includes hours engaged with essential reading, case study preparation, assignment preparation and completion etc. These sessions constitute an average time per level as indicated in the table below. It is the student's responsibility to contact the module leader should a problem arise where further assistance is required.

The module is offered as a partnership between University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and University of the West of England and as such offers full access to a team of speciality practitioners, educationalists, dual learning environments and specialist resources.

Entry requirements

A pre-requiste of the module is that you need to be working in a relevant practice area.

Careers / Further study

This module contributes towards:

Level 3
BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice, BA(Hons)/BSc (Hons) GradDip /Grad Cert/Cert Professional Development

Level M
MSc Advanced Practice, MSc Specialist Practice,MA/MSc/PGDip/PGCert Professional Development

Structure

Content

The Care of the Child/Young Person with Cancer module covers the following:

  • The organisation, management and guiding principles of child and young person's cancer care
  • The clinical context of childhood cancer with specific reference to: neuroblastoma, sarcoma and leukaemia
  • The diagnosis, treatment and management of cancer in teenagers and young adults
  • The impact of cancer on the family and supporters
  • Ethico- legal and professional decision making in child and young person's cancer services
  • Palliative care
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Surgical interventions
  • Radiotherapy
  • Self-awareness and professionalism

 

Learning and Teaching

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

Level 3

  • Demonstrate understanding of the bioscience based knowledge, aetiology and relevant risk indicators which influence practice strategies and responses to conditions in children and young people with cancer.
  • Analyse knowledge of childhood cancer bioscience and disease processes involved in contextualising children's cancer services.
  • Examine ethical, social and legal issues which impact on children and young person's cancer service provision and the inter-professional team.
  • Critically assess one's own role in effecting change referring to equality; ethico-legal aspects and confidentiality.

Level M

  • Formulate bioscience based knowledge, aetiology and relevant risk indicators which influence practice strategies and responses to conditions in children and young people with cancer.
  • Critically evaluate knowledge of childhood cancer bioscience and disease processes involved in contextualising children's cancer services.
  • Critically appraise and professionally interpret ethical, social and legal issues which impact on children and young person's cancer service provision and the inter-professional team.
  • Critically evaluate one's own role in effecting change referring to equality; ethico-legal aspects and confidentiality.

Study time

As a blended learning module all students are expected to attend all scheduled face to face days within the timetable. These days are supported and led by the specialist practitioner and module leader where opportunity is available for consultations.

Dedicated student/tutor time will be allocated within timetable for the purpose of assessment support.

As a 20 credit module there will be a minimum of 48 hours student/tutor contact time.
Contact time is also indirectly available through the online learning environment. All students have access to Blackboard where further on line resources are available.

Assessment

Rationale for the assessment is that together the components provide an opportunity to explore with you the extent of your learning and application of knowledge in relation to the care of the child or young person with cancer.

Feedback from students and specialists suggests that the selection of a mixed assessment strategy (ie MCQ and Assignment) enables a broad assessment of learning and application.

Component A: One hour unseen multiple choice question (MCQ) exam.
To assess your understanding of the bioscience-based knowledge, aetiology and relevant risk indicators which influence practice strategies and responses to conditions in children and young people with cancer.

Component B: 1500 word assignment
Focusing on the critical examination of children and young person's cancer care practice in the context of the learning outcomes associated with the module.

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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