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Foundations of Cancer Care - Level 6 - AC6727
Dates: TBC

**This module has been delivered for the 19/20 academic year. Dates and applications will be available for the 20/21 delivery at the end of June 2020. Please check back soon.**

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.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application.

As part of your application you will need to upload a copy of your completed study leave approval form. If you do not attach your approval form to your application or it is incomplete this will delay your application and may impact you being offered a place on the module. Instructions on how to do this are in the guidance notes.





If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

This module is designed for registered health care professionals who work in health care settings and provide care for patients with cancer. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the diagnosis and management of cancer. This will be achieved through an examination of module content, which will include patient assessment, screening and prevention, diagnostics and treatment options. The emphasis is on patient care, the module philosophy has the cancer patient and their family as the central focus, and the psychosocial impact of cancer will be explored in depth. You will be encouraged to reflect and explore personal experiences arising from your previous practice and enter into classroom discussion and debate. Patient narratives are used throughout the module to enhance this process.

Course Information

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops and Guided Study

Mode of Study

Coach Lane Campus

Start Dates: TBC

Health, Sport and Social Care

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Workforce Development (CWD) 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 CWD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

In this module, you will experience a combination of teaching and learning methods, which you can use to link theory to your practice. Your learning will occur through lectures, workshops, independent study and a site visit to a cancer support unit where you will be able to interact with patients and appreciate the “lived cancer experience” through patient stories. You will participate in classroom based discussion and case study presentation and be encouraged to discuss and debate contemporary issues in cancer care. You will be expected to engage with directed independent study tasks in relation to the integration of concepts and approaches introduced within the module.

Reflective practice will be embedded into the module and you will be encouraged to review your personal insights and experience of your clinical practice.

Formative feedback will be given from the onset of the module through classroom discussion reflective practice and an e-poster presentation, which will inform the 2000 word written assignment. The assessment will demonstrate acquired knowledge of the complexity of cancer care and will be submitted electronically via Turnitin.

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 CWD course.

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).

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.

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

1. Evaluate and appreciate the impact of a cancer diagnosis upon the individual and their family.

2. Critically explore the complex pathophysiology of cancer and the management of this condition.

3. Appraise current provision for screening and prevention of cancer in the UK.

4. Critically appraise the best available evidence and research underpinning the care delivery and management of patients with cancer.

5. Appreciate the key attributes of complex oncological issues and apply theory to your practice setting.


If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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