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The Royal Marsden School

Living With and Beyond Cancer

Cost

£997

Delivery method

Online

Length of module

This online module is run over 12 weeks and consists of 5 half day live ‘virtual’ tutorials which require attendance, and 3-4 half days of independent online working. There are also group work activities to be completed.

Academic credits and level

15 credits at level 6 or 7

Entry requirements

Applicants should currently be caring for patients with cancer

Course availability

Register your interest

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. I was impressed with the quality and the structure of our lectures and their relevance for evidence-based practice. 

Student quote

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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 impact that a diagnosis of cancer may have on an individual and their significant others
  • Critically explore the factors which influence successful transition and adjustment to living with cancer
  • Discuss the meaning of quality of life in relation to PABC
  • Examine the concept of support and its sources and examine the effectiveness of the multi-professional team in empowering educating and supporting PABC
  • Appraise the elements of effective self-management approaches PABC

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

  • Critically explore the learner’s personal leadership behaviours and qualities and analyse how these may be further developed
  • Critically explore the changing perception of cancer in the light of substantially improved survival rates and debate the implications for practice
  • Critically explore the theoretical underpinning, evidence, and influences impacting the individuals’ ability to adjust to their experiences of cancer
  • Synthesise theoretical literature and research relevant to the quality of life and explore interventions for improving Quality of Life for PABC
  • Critically examine the concept of support and its sources and examine the effectiveness of the multi-professional team in empowering and supporting PABC
  • Evaluate how PABC are supported through their care transitions by the multi-professional team promoting self- empowerment and supporting self-management, proposing ways in which this might be enhanced with your client group

Dates

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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.