Exploring Cancer Practice (blended learning)
Validated by the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.
|Who is it for
||Nurses and allied health professionals|
||10 days (combining taught classroom days with e-learning)|
13, 20 May, 10, 24 June (e-learning day), 8, 22 July, 5, 19 August, 2 September (e-learning day) and 16 September 2013
5, 19 November, 3, 17 December 2013, 7, 21 January, 4, 18, 25 February and 18 March 2014
12, 19 May, 9, 23 June, 7, 21 July, 4, 18 August and 1, 15 September 2014
||£1,490 for academic year 2012/13 and £1,550 for 2013/14 (overseas student prices will vary)|
||30 credits at Level 6 (degree)|
This double module will enable the student, as a practitioner, to critically review the treatment pathways in cancer care within the context of today’s health service.
The student will critically examine their role in working collaboratively with the patient, family and multi-professional team to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate effective evidence-based care.
This module will be delivered using enquiry-based learning and structured around patient cases to enable the student to become more self-directed in their studies and integrate knowledge and skills into clinical practice.
- Philosophy of cancer practice
- The role of the healthcare professional in symptom management
- Impact of cancer and its treatments on individuals and their families
- Organisation of cancer services and drivers for change
- Assessment of the physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural needs of individuals with cancer
Students should currently be caring for patients with cancer and it is recommended that they should have successfully completed, or are in the process of completing, the module Foundations in Cancer Care at level 5 or level 6.
Tutorials with the module leader or personal tutor are available if students require additional help with the planning and writing of their assignments. Email and telephone support is also available from the module leader / personal tutor.
The Royal Marsden School of Cancer Nursing and Rehabilitation use an online learning environment called SCaNaR which students must access during their studies to support and enhance our courses. The site provides resources and communication tools. All students will be provided with a username and password to access module-specific sections as well as general learning support such as study skills and library resources.
Students also have access to the David Adams Library and Electronic Resource Centre.
Further study opportunities
This stand-alone module also forms part of these programmes: