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The Royal Marsden School

Fundamentals in Cancer Care

Cost

£1890

Delivery method

Online

Length of module

Equivalent to 7 days (combination of online classroom and online activities)

Academic credits and level

20 credits at level 6 and 7

Entry requirements

Applicants should currently be caring for patients with cancer

Course availability

Register your interest

Course summary

The course provides students with an overview of cancer and its impact on people affected by cancer, giving them a foundation on which to develop more specialist knowledge.

 It will enable students to explore their professional contribution to cancer care and critically examine their role, supporting them to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate effective evidence-based cancer care. It aims to equip the learner with evidence-based, ethical and personalised knowledge and skills and is closely aligned to the European Oncology Nursing Societies Education Framework (EONS 2018).

This is an e-learning module. E-learning materials are released on specified dates and students are expected to log in and participate in the activities within the advised time periods.

 Very good module, well taught, well-paced and has definitely improved my knowledge 

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Key topics

The content of this module is closely aligned to the Cancer Nursing Framework (EONS 2018).

  • Risk reduction, early detection and health promotion in cancer care
  • Cancer pathophysiology and the principles of treatment decision making
  • Cancer treatment, patient and occupational safety
  • Supporting people living with and beyond cancer
  • Supporting people with advanced disease and the end of life
  • Communication in cancer care 
  • Leadership and management in cancer nursing

Learning outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the continuum of cancer care from the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer to end of life care
  • Broadly describe the pathophysiology of cancer and principles of treatment decision-making
  • Review the different treatment modalities and holistically assess the challenges for people affected by cancer (PABC)
  • Identify the impact of cancer on the physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing of people affected by cancer
  • Critically consider professional contributions in terms of leadership, communication, and research and how being a reflective practitioner contributes to professional development

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

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the continuum of cancer care from the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer to end of life care
  • Examine the pathophysiology of cancer and principles of treatment decision making 
  • Critically consider different treatment modalities and their impact on people affected by cancer (PABC) 
  • Examine the provision of supportive care for PABC throughout the cancer pathway
  • Critically consider professional contribution in terms of leadership, communication, and research and professional development and the wider contexts of the service

Dates

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Assessment

Level 6: 3000 word critical reflection 

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 stand-alone module also forms part of these pathways: