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The Royal Marsden School

Principles of Lung Cancer Care

Cost

£997

Delivery method

Online

Length of module

On-line learning will be the main method of teaching for this academic year because of the challenges with Covid-19. Some sessions can be completed at a time to suit your availability, but 5 half days will need to be accessed at set times

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

This module will provide students with a comprehensive overview of current lung cancer management. Highlighting the sociological context of lung cancer, students will critically explore the treatments, support strategies and interventions available for lung cancer patients and their families. 

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK, with one of the highest mortality rates of all cancers (CRUK, 2018). The Principles of Lung Cancer Care module is aimed at health care professionals working with people with lung cancer as part of their role. It will enable students to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in order to effectively provide care and support for people with lung cancer and their families.

This module is in association with: UEA-logo

Key topics

  • Diagnosis, investigations, and staging 
  • Current treatment options in lung cancer 
  • Supporting patients in decisions about treatment  
  • Symptom management  
  • Lung cancer and stigma  
  • Psycho-social aspects of care  
  • Politics and policy development

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 physiology, aetiology and epidemiology and social context of lung cancer
  • Analyse the diagnostic pathway for lung cancer and explore the experience of this process
  • Understand and critically analyse the current treatment options and the effects of the quality of life for people affected by lung cancer
  • Explore and reflect on the skills, behaviours, and knowledge necessary to support people affected by lung cancer through treatment decisions and management of symptoms from pre-diagnosis to end of life care using a critical approach

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

  • Critically explore the physiology, aetiology and epidemiology and social context of lung cancer
  • Analyse the diagnostic pathway for lung cancer and critically explore the experience of this process
  • Critically examine the skills and knowledge necessary to support people affected by lung cancer through treatment decisions from pre-diagnosis to end of life care
  • Explore and reflect on the skills, behaviours, and knowledge necessary to support people affected by lung cancer through treatment decisions and management of symptoms from pre-diagnosis to end of life care using a critical approach
  • Evaluate, appraise, and compare and the current models of service delivery for people affected by lung cancer

Dates

We are currently working on new dates for the 2022/23 academic year. Please sign up for our Education Matters newsletter here and you will be informed of the new dates by the end of June 2022.

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.