At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: 1 Semester
SCHOOL: School of Nursing
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: February 2020
Ability to study at level 7
This module provides an interesting introduction to the care of the child with cancer. The assignment allows the student to explore their particular areas of interest related to the child with cancer. Students will discuss the development of childhood cancer, the treatment and the impact on the child and family and supportive care that can be offered.
Taught by experienced lecturers in the field of cancer care.
Student evaluations have stated that this module is very relevant to their practice.
Assessment : Portfolio of evidence to show achievement of the learning outcomes.
The module team have significant experience of working in oncology.
The aim of the module is for you to gain in-depth insight into the physical, psychological and social impact of a diagnosis of cancer for the child and family in order to enhance the supportive care you offer.
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
Critically discuss the biological basis and aetiology to the development of common childhood cancers
Critically analyse the rationale for the different treatment approaches to common childhood cancers and their influences on the supportive care required by the child and family
Evaluate the physical, psychological and social impact of a diagnosis and treatment of cancer on the child and family
Debate the approaches/strategies that may be used to offer effective and appropriate support to the child and family during their experience of cancer.
We have great links with our local children’s nursing areas and the course is recognised within the field of children’s oncology.
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Can be used as an optional module for the MSc Child Health.
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
£880 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Tel: 01772 893836/893839