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Delivering Quality Cancer Services MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Delivering Quality Cancer Services MSc/PGDip/PGCert

School of Health Sciences

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

Contact UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment
College of Health and Wellbeing, UCLan
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 893836/3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Full time: One year, Part time: Two to five years.

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September and January start

  • Award Type:

    MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Why study this programme?

This multidisciplinary programme provides the opportunity to study with internationally and nationally renowned leaders in the field of cancer research and service provision. It is aimed at those involved in providing cancer services, or whose role involves supporting patients with cancer, across health, social care and the third sectors. Students are likely to include professionals in NHS Trusts, Networks, commissioning groups, social care, independent services and third sector groups who wish to continue advanced education and training to deliver flexible and effective services, and to continue to develop the evidence base for practice.

Previous speakers include Professor Tom Hack from the University of Manitoba, Canada, Professor Mei Krishnasamy from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and University of Melbourne, Australia and Professor Glynn Owens from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Entry Requirements

  • Normally a recognised Honours degree to a good standard (2:2 or above) or its equivalent. For international students equivalent qualifications can be found at

    http://www.uclan.ac.uk/international/applicants.php

  • Experience of working in the cancer arena.
  • Students wishing to undertake NU4063 Advanced communication need to have undertaken the Connected® Advanced Communication Skills course

Specific entry criteria

  • Overseas applicants must have International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) minimum level of proficiency equal to IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
  • Overseas applicants must be in a position to attend first taught sessions on all modules.

We welcome applications from across the spectrum of cancer services. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed. Informal enquiries are welcomed and will normally be followed by an initial advisory interview.

Programme at a Glance

The course will examine issues in relation to cancer awareness and early detection, cancer service-user experience, service development and leadership, end of life care, communication, research and professional development. All students will study five core and compulsory modules, and one of two dissertation options, plus one or two option modules - this will depend on the dissertation module you choose. Students should discuss their plans with their personal tutor.

Options available are:


  • NU4143 Advancing care management at the end of life
  • NU4063 Advanced communication
  • MB4041 Developing practice through CPD
  • MD4061 Management coaching skills

Postgraduate Advice Event

The date of the next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be confirmed soon, in the meantime please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

Basic course outline/example study routes

Full-time


Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

MB4042 Cancer awareness and early detection (Core)

NU4062 Understanding and living with cancer (Core)

NU4025 Introduction to postgraduate research (Compulsory)

NU4143 Advancing care management at the end of life (Option)

MD4007 Leadership Skills (Compulsory)

NU4063 Advanced communication (Option)

MB4041 Developing practice through CPD (Option)

MD4061 Management coaching skills (Option)

NU4053 Dissertation OR MB4003 Professional project (Compulsory)

1 or 2 options to be selected, depending on which dissertation module chosen.


Part-time (2-5 years)

 

Semester 1 (Sept)

Semester 2 (Jan)

Semester 3 (April)

Year 1

MB4042 Cancer awareness and early detection (Core)

NU4062 Understanding and living with cancer (Core)

Year 2

NU4025 Introduction to postgraduate research (Compulsory)

Option (see below)

MD4007 Leadership Skills (Compulsory)

Year 3

 

Option (see below)

 

NU4053 Dissertation OR MB4003 Professional project (Compulsory)

1 or 2 options to be selected, depending on which dissertation module chosen.

Options available are:

  • NU4143 Advancing care management at the end of life
  • NU4063 Advanced communication
  • MB4041 Developing practice through CPD           
  • MD4061 Management coaching skills



How to Apply

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:

Post-registration Recruitment
College of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Applications

Post-registration Recruitment Team, School of Health
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE
See further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 893836/3839

Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: TBC
Part-time: TBC

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.

View further information

Learning Environment and Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used in the course, including essays, portfolio development, short answer questions, presentations, and dissertation or project report. All assessment methods will enable you to demonstrate your ability to analyse and reflect upon current issues in the organisation and provision of cancer services.

Teaching sessions

The MSc Delivering Quality Cancer Services course has proved to be an enlightening and invaluable experience. The course encourages you to look at and critically analyse current theories and policy that inform practice and look at cancer services from different viewpoints. I have been privileged to listen to some amazing speakers both from UCLAN and from abroad. The course provides opportunity for reflection and has offered a great opportunity for networking and learning from others. The tutors provide great support and guidance. I would certainly recommend this course for any nurse or allied health professional who works in the field of cancer.

Debbie Procter

Opportunities

Students on the course have developed their careers, achieving specialist posts within their clinical areas and continuing their role development.  

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