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Foundations of Cancer Care - Level 6 - AC0008

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About this course

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place. If you receive a place you will be emailed an official offer letter, you will need to respond confirming your place within 10 working days.

If you have any queries please contact us via email at hl.academic.support@northumbria.ac.uk

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

Study Dates for September Cohort:

Thursday 13th September

Thursday 20th September

Thursday 27th September

Thursday 11th October

Thursday 18th October 

Thursday 1st November

Thursday 8th November

 

Study Dates for February Cohort:

Thursday 14th February

Thursday 21st February

Thursday 28th February

Thursday 14th March

Thursday 21st March

Thursday 4th April

Thursday 11th April

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).

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 September 2018 or February 2019

Duration 10 Weeks

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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