CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)-Plans for the next academic year. 

The teaching staff are now beginning to return to the School to resume their academic activities. They are working at a pace to change the way we deliver our courses. Moving forward, we will be using blended and e-learning methods. We aim to roll out the modules, which were postponed during the initial stages of COVID-19, in a phased approach, starting in September 2020, over an eight-month period. This is in line with Health Education England (HEE) who have proposed an extension to the education contract period. This is to allow time for the recovery of commissions that were postponed due to the pandemic.

As you will recognise because of COVID-19, plans are constantly changing so we will, as the situation evolves, endeavour to keep you informed. The health and wellbeing of our staff and students are our absolute priority. 

If you do have any questions or concerns, please refer to our Student Q&A page or contact us at Student Support Services for more information.




Delivery method

Face to face

Length of module

Equivalent to 5 days (combination of classroom and on-line tuition)

Academic credits and level

15 credits at level 6 or 7

Entry requirements

Applicants should currently be caring for patients with cancer

Course summary

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.

Student quote

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Principles of Head and Neck Cancer Care (Blended Learning) | The Royal Marsden School
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