Professional/Short course Care of the Child/Young Person with Cancer

Entry year
2024/25
Course code
UZURR4203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
School
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Campus
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Duration
One semester
Delivery
Face-to-face
Course Director
Lizzy Hoole

20 credit level 6 or Level 7 module

Page last updated 12 October 2023

Introduction

You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

The 20 credit Care of the Child/Young Person with Cancer module is offered as a partnership between University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and UWE Bristol and, as such, offers full access to a team of speciality practitioners, educationalists, dual learning environments and specialist resources.

This module can be taken at either level 6 (UZURR4-20-3) or level 7 (UZURR5-20-M).

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

At level 6 (undergraduate level):

  • 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.

At level 7 (Masters level):

  • 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.

Entry requirements

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

Careers / Further study

The level 6 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The level 7 module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

 

Structure

Content

The module syllabus typically includes:

  • 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

 

Assessment

A 2,500 word written assignment based on the care of a child or young person with cancer.

There will be formative assessments relating to each study day comprising of worksheets and reflections.

Features

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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

Please click on the Apply Now button to apply for your CPD module, which you can take as a stand-alone course 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.

Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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