Professional course Principles of Cancer Care

Entry year
2021/22
Course code
UZTSWA203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus
Glenside
Programme leader
Julie Ann Armoogum

20 credit level 3 or Masters level module

Page last updated 12 October 2020

Introduction

This level 3 (UZTSWA-20-3) and Masters level ( UZTSWB-20-M) Principles of Cancer Care module explores the key aspects of cancer in clinical care and wider society. 

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of cancer biology, aetiology and treatments
  • Highlight long term and late effects associated with cancer diagnosis and treatments
  • Explain the principles of proactive management for people affected by cancer including self-care, self-management and enabling independence
  • Discuss the psychosocial impact of cancer on individuals, families and society
  • Reflect on the impact of their learning on their professional practice. 

Careers / Further study

The level 3 or Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • BSc(Hons) Nursing (International)
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award
  • Masters Apprenticeship - Advanced Clinical Practice

Structure

Content

Contemporary issues for those living with and beyond cancer will be discussed, considered and investigated.  Drawing on clinical expertise and research the module will enable healthcare professionals to develop their knowledge, understanding and professional practice within the speciality of oncology and beyond.

Assessment

You will be asked to develop and submit a conference style poster which critically explores an aspect of cancer care related to your practice or learning. You are required to defend your poster in a viva consisting of a 10 minute presentation and 10 minutes question and answer session. The poster and viva will be assessed.  You will have the opportunity for formative support and assessment throughout the module via assignment support sessions and feedback on a poster and presentation plans. 

Features

Study facilities

You'll have access to online facilities to support your learning, including the University Library.

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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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

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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to 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.

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