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The Royal Marsden School

Cancer as a Long Term Condition

Cost

£997

Delivery method

Online

Length of module

On-line learning will be the main method of teaching for this academic year because of the challenges with Covid-19. Some sessions can be completed at a time to suit your availability, but 5 half days will need to be accessed at set times

Academic credits and level

15 credits at level 6 or 7

Entry requirements

Applicants should currently be caring for patients with cancer

Course summary

An estimated two million people in the UK are living with or beyond cancer with numbers increasing annually.

This module will explore the impact on the individual of living with cancer, providing students with strategies to facilitate patients’ active participation in their own health care needs. It will draw on the experience of people living with other life-limiting conditions, to explore the personal and organisational factors that impact on the management of people living with cancer.

 Interesting and thought provoking course. Different lecture styles compared to other modules at other universities. 

Student quote

This module is in association with:

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Key topics

  • Cancer survivorship
  • Models of behaviour change
  • Models and frameworks for service delivery
  • Quality of life models
  • Health promotion considerations: nutrition, smoking cessation, physical activity

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module at Level 6 you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes:

  • Critically discuss the factors which influence successful transition and adjustment to living with cancer as a long term condition
  • Critically explore the meaning of quality of life in relation to individuals living with cancer as a long term condition
  • Critically discuss the philosophy of the models of care and initiatives relevant to the management of people with cancer as a long term condition
  • Critically appraise the elements of effective self-management programmes for people living with cancer
  • Critically examine the effectiveness of the multi-professional team in empowering and supporting individuals living with cancer as a long term condition

On successful completion of the module at Level 7 you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes:

  • Critically explore the changing perception of cancer in the light of substantially improved survival rates and debate the implications for practice
  • Critically evaluate the research concerning factors influencing successful transition and adjustment to living with long term conditions and explore how these apply to cancer patient
  • Synthesise theoretical literature and research relevant to the quality of life and apply in relation to individuals living with or after a diagnosis of cancer and other life-limiting long term conditions
  • Critically explore and synthesise the elements of effective self-management programmes for people with cancer and other life-limiting long term conditions and suggest how these could be incorporated for use with your particular client group 
  • Critically evaluate the effectiveness of the multi-professional team in empowering and supporting individuals living with cancer as a long term condition, and propose ways in which this might be enhanced

Dates

We are working to transition this module on-line. Dates will be added for new applications as they become available. Please check back regularly for updates.

Assessment

  • Level 6: Annotated poster
  • Level 7: Poster and presentation

Student support

Tutorials with the module leader or personal tutor are available if students require additional help with the planning and writing of their assignments. Email and telephone support are also available from the module leader/personal tutor. 

The Royal Marsden School uses an online environment called Moodle which students must access during their studies to support and enhance our courses. The site provides resources and communication tools. All students will be provided with a username and password to access module specific sections as well as general learning support such as study skills and library resources. Students also have access to the David Adams Library and Electronic Resource Centre. 

To get the best from the live video-conferencing sessions and enable you to participate fully you should have access to a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone. If you have any concerns or need help, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Related pathways

This course is currently unavailable.