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Foundations of Cancer Care - Level 6 - AC0008

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About this course

**THIS MODULE IS NOT RUNNING IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/18 THEREFORE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED**

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

This module focuses upon the multidisciplinary concepts of care and adopts a flexible learning approach to assist you to develop specific knowledge and skills related to the care of people with cancer.

Taking the cancer patient and their family as the central focus of the module, you will be encouraged to reflect and explore personal experiences arising from your previous practice. Patient narratives are used throughout the module to enhance this process.

The module incorporates a reflexive approach throughout so enabling you to consider and appraise professional interventions. Lectures, discussions and seminars will assist you to draw upon and develop your existing theoretical and practice knowledge in order to apply the module content to your professional practice.

Content Overview

  • Cancer as a health care problem in the UK
  • Policy and service developments and drivers
  • Prevention and early detection of cancer
  • Supporting the patient and their family
  • Cancer Therapeutics: Treating the person with cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Biological approaches to treatment
  • Cancer and Pain
  • The patient with advancing disease
  • Coping with advanced disease

Although this module is not currently taking applications, if you have any queries please email our programme support team at hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

Teaching and Assessment

You will learn through lectures, discussions, seminars, tutorials, directed and independent study with the emphasis being on reflection and lifelong learning. The electronic learning platform and other e-learning methodologies will be utilised to support and enhance your learning experience.

The summative assessment requires you to demonstrate the interface between theory and practice by employing the appropriate analytical and evaluative skills when examining an element of a patients care.  Participation in a group seminar is also a requirement for successful completion of the module.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Give Your Career an Edge

This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Developing Practice and leading change in health (20 credits).

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops and Guided Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health, Social Care Social Work, Sport Nutrition

Study Mode Part-Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start TBC - Please contact hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk

Duration 10 Days

This module focuses upon the multidisciplinary concepts of care and adopts a flexible learning approach to assist you to develop specific knowledge and skills related to the care of people with cancer.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

You will need to demonstrate evidence of previous study at level 5.

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