Face to face and online
Equivalent to 5 days (combination of classroom and on-line tuition)
15 credits at level 6 or 7
Applicants should currently be caring for patients with cancer
This module aims to provide an opportunity for nurses and allied health care professionals to develop their theoretical and practical skills in order to effectively provide care for patients with head and neck cancer.
Head and neck cancers are a group which includes cancers of the larynx, pharynx, oral and naso-pharyngeal cancers as well as thyroid cancers. This group of cancers often has a devastating effect on the lives of patients – the treatment can be disfiguring and everyday life affected as normal eating and drinking are no longer possible. This in itself has a major impact on the patient and their carers and also presents a significant challenge to healthcare professionals working in this area of cancer care. This module will enable students to develop and critically appraise their knowledge and skills to care for this patient group.
It was really helpful to be able to interact with other professionals working in head and neck cancer care, talking directly to them, learning from their experiences and sharing mine.