Is this course for me?
Yes, if you are:
- Interested in extending your knowledge and skills in caring for patients with cancer.
- Keen to improve your understanding of the issues faced by patients with a diagnosis of cancer.
- Working in a clinical area that offers regular contact with patients who have cancer.
- Committed to developing your professional portfolio.
What will this course cover?
The course will cover:
- The philosophy of cancer care
- The scientific basis of cancer: epidemiology, aetiology, carcinogenesis, the genetic basis of cancer
- Cancer prevention and early detection
- Screening, investigations, staging and diagnosis
- Disease trajectories
- Site specific cancers and metastatic disease
- The social, psychological , emotional, spiritual and cultural context of cancer care
- Treatment modalities to include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapies, biological therapies and complementary therapies
- Current trends in cancer management and health promotion
- Evidence based practice and cancer related clinical studies
- Oncological emergencies e.g. neutropenic sepsis, spinal cord compression, SVCO etc.
- Rehabilitation and survivorship
- Contemporary issues: e.g. the expert patient, community vs hospital care, cancer inequalities in the NHS
- Health policy and Cancer NHS reform.
Case discussions, Lectures, Online learning
Relevant professional experience
Currently registering for study beginning February