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The Royal Marsden School

Principles of Gynaecological Cancer Care

Cost

£997

Delivery method

Online

Length of module

This module will run online over 15 weeks with 3 full days of online tutorials - please request these days off to attend; plus 5 blocks of online content; group work activities to promote: interactivity, peer learning, collaboration, and networking.

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

 Are you currently working with or caring for patients with a gynaecological cancer diagnosis? This module will develop your knowledge of treatment pathways and experiences of individuals with gynaecological cancer, supporting you to provide effective care to patients.

Gynaecological cancers are amongst the ten most common cancers occurring in women (CRUK, 2006) representing a significant proportion of morbidity and mortality in women with cancer. Improving outcomes for this patients group requires a skilled workforce who have a knowledge and understanding of gynaecological cancers.

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Student quote

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Key topics

  • Diagnosing and staging gynaecological cancers
  • Surgical management  of gynaecological cancers
  • Psycho-sexual issues
  • Supporting patients in treatment decisions
  • Fertility issues
  • Gynaecological cancer treatments and their impact
  • Living with and Beyond gynaecological cancer
  • Lymphoedema

Learning outcomes

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

  • Explore the risks associated with gynaecological cancer development and the diagnostic and decision-making processes involved
  • Examine the different treatment options in relation to gynaecological cancers and reflect on their safe application in practice
  • Critically reflect on their own role within the MDT in supporting and empowering people affected by these cancers throughout the cancer journey
  • Critically reflect on their own practice in relation to communicating with this patient group and the strategies required

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

  • Demonstrate awareness of the risks associated with gynaecological cancer development and the diagnostic and decision-making processes involved
  • Critically explore the different treatment options in relation to gynaecological cancers and reflect on their safe application in practice
  • Critically reflect on their own role within the MDT in supporting and empowering people affected by these cancers throughout the cancer journey
  • Critically reflect on their own practice in relation to communicating with people affected by gynaecological cancers and the strategies required identifying any areas for further development    

Dates

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Assessment

Level 6: 2,000 word essay
Level 7: 3,000 word essay

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 is 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.