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.
This module is aimed at healthcare professionals who work with, or encounter, people with cancer. It enables you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of disease processes, treatment and care of patients with cancer at various stages in their illness, and to explore the impact of disease and treatment, and associated patient and carer needs.
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Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.
Throughout this course you will be working with vulnerable groups of individuals including children. In order to ensure that the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers places on their programmes to the most suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will be able to guide you through this process once you have been successfully offered a conditional place at the University. It is important to note that any unsatisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance may result in the offer of your place being withdrawn even if you have already started your course.
This module examines the care of people with cancer, and their carers, across the illness trajectory. Key themes addressed in the module are epidemiology and disease processes; prevention and early detection; major treatment options and decision-making; the management of some specific cancers; management of symptoms and side-effects; and person-focused issues.
The assessment for this module is a 4000 word written assignment.
This module is taught by academic and clinical staff with specialist knowledge of cancer care, treatment and research.
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
This module aims to give the student a thorough understanding of cancer disease processes, the main treatments used in cancer care, the management of their effects and the patient trajectory. The module also aims to enable practitioners to question, explore and challenge practice issues; to evaluate and develop effective interventions; and to develop practice within a multi-professional framework of care.
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You can study this module on a stand-alone basis for continuing professional development, or as an option module on BSc (Hons) Professional Practice.
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
£880 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
For further information:
Module information: Loraine Derbyshire, Senior Lecturer, 01772 895547 firstname.lastname@example.org
Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190, email@example.com