Practical Aspects of Cancer Care

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SCQF Level:  11

SCQF Credits: 30  (15 ECTS)

Total Student Effort: 300 hours

Starts September to May  (over  2 semesters)

Target Audience

All Registered Health Professionals

Mode of Delivery

This module is a blended learning module which will be delivered over 2 semesters.

The module content and format are designed to encourage the student to maximise their opportunities to apply theory to practice. The use of interactive, multimedia educational technology is expected to facilitate the development and enhancement of transferrable practical, analytical, and information technology-literacy skills.

The module content will actively promote the development of a critical, analytical and reflective approach to professional practice.

The face-to-face element of this module will be delivered in two blocks each comprising of 3 days. One block per semester.

Module Aims

This module aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the pathological mechanisms and management of cancer. It also aims to enhance knowledge of differential diagnosis, holistic care and advanced communication which is integral with consideration to inequalities in cancer care and Multi-disciplinary working.

Module Overview

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

Knowledge and skills

  1. Evaluate the roles and responsibilities of all the multidisciplinary team in; supporting and encouraging pre-habilitation and rehabilitation during, post and longer term in cancer care.
  2. Critically appraise current guidelines and services for people living with cancer as a long term condition.

Subject-specific practical and intellectual skills and attributes

  1. Demonstrate critical awareness of strategies to increase cancer screening uptake and improve early diagnosis.
  2. Differentiate and draw reasoned conclusions from investigation findings and subsequent management, in a range of cancers.

Transferable, employability and enterprise skills and attributes

  1. Critically appraise the role of evidence in improving the standard of cancer care in all settings

Assessment Strategy

The summative assessment is in two parts:

  1. A poster on aspect of care focused on the student’s area of practice, from a choice of topics (1,000 words equivalence)
  2. An essay critically appraising current practice leading to the development and design of an intervention. (3,000 words)

Module eligibility requirements

Registered Healthcare professionals who have contact with people affected by cancer.

Module Contact

For further information, please contact the School of Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534