Managing Cancer, NU3129 & HI4011 Short Course

Managing Cancer, NU3129 & HI4011 Short Course

This module is delivered using a blended learning approach.  Study sessions will be split between face to face and online delivery.  The module is delivered by a team with diverse backgrounds in the field on cancer management, including expert guest speakers from practice.  Content includes-

- Epidemiology, social and environmental aspects
- Biology of cancer
- Cancer prevention and detection
- Diagnosis and staging
- Treatment modalities
- Side effects and symptom control
- Holistic needs assessment
- Psychological and spiritual care

The module assessment will allow students to examine patient care in detail in order to demonstrate an evidence based critical understanding.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 Semester


School of Sport and Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

September 2020

Entry Requirements:

Please contact us to discuss Entry Requirements: email or call the CPD admin team 01772 891992

Course Content

Course Outline:

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.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

The module is supported by high quality evidence based online resources.

Assessment: Case study

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

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)

How to Apply

For further information:

Module information: Please email or call the CPD admin team 01772 891992

Module leader: Alice Thompson

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839