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The Royal Marsden School

Principles of Lung Cancer Care



Delivery method


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 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:


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


Dates will be added for new applications as they become available. Please check back regularly for updates.


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.

Related pathways

This course is currently unavailable.