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.


Length of module

5 days



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 develop your understanding of the psycho-social impact that cancer can have on patients and their families, helping you to support them to adjust to and manage their diagnosis.

This module focuses on the impact that cancer can have on all aspects of individuals’ lives, supporting health care professionals to deliver high-quality holistic care. Students will explore ways to assess the psycho-social impact of cancer, as well as interventions that may help individuals and their families to manage issues.

The best features of this module were meeting a cancer patient who spoke of her experience and understanding the patients’ perspective, such as returning to work and body image.

This module is in association with:

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Psycho-Social Impact of Cancer | The Royal Marsden School
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