Two students examining scans of someone's head and neck on a computer screen

Professional course

The Management of Head and Neck Cancer

20 credit Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZWSGV20M
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Fiona Ingleby

Page last updated 8 November 2018

Introduction

On successful completion of the Masters level module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of head and neck cancer biology, anatomy, and physiology.
  • Explore and develop an understanding of the different modalities of current treatments in head and neck treatment, including symptom management as you relate to your own professional role.
  • Critically examine the psychological and emotional effects of head and neck cancer including body image disturbance.
  • Investigate the issues surrounding rehabilitation, survivorship and palliative care in head and neck cancer including ways in which users can be supported through the treatment journey.
  • Critically evaluate and appraise the current service provision in head and neck cancer and the role of the multi-professional team in the context of your own role and service development.

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • MSc Specialist Practice

Structure

Content

The course syllabus covers:

  • Diseases and pathology of the head and neck
  • Epidemiology of  head and neck cancers
  • Aetiology of head and neck cancers
  • Cell biology, cancer staging, metastatic spread
  • Surgical management of head and neck cancers
  • Radiotherapy and head and neck cancer
  • Oncological management of head and neck cancers
  • Ethical issues in head and neck cancer
  • Supportive Care and Symptom Management
  • Psychological and emotional effects of diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer
  • Management of alcohol dependency in head and neck cancer
  • Nutritional needs of the head and neck cancer patient
  • Altered body image and dysfunction
  • Symptom management and palliative care in relation to head and neck cancer
  • Rehabilitative care in head and neck cancer management
  • Swallow and Voice restoration
  • Understanding the patient and family experience
  • Life beyond treatment
  • Professional self-care

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

Study time

A total of 36 hours in the form of scheduled learning and teaching study hours.

Assessment

A 3,000 word project related to the students area of specialist practice in head and neck cancer. During the module, students will have opportunity to discuss their projects with academic staff supporting the module.

Features

Study facilities

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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

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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