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The Royal Marsden School

Sciences of Cancer Care

Cost

£997

Delivery method

Online

Length of module

5 days

Academic credits and level

15 credits at level 6 or 7

Entry requirements

Applicants should currently be working in a setting caring for patients with cancer

Course summary

Do you want to understand the implications of advances in cancer care and the biology underpinning them? This module will give you a comprehensive understanding of advances across cancer care, and what this means for your patients and practice.  

This module will develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the biological, psychological and social sciences that underpin the management of cancer. Learners will explore current interventions in diagnosis, treatment and supportive care and the impact of these on the lives of patients and their families. They will also examine advances in cancer practice and the implications of these for future service development.

 This module helped me to understand where we are currently are in terms of cancer care and where the development for the future is heading.

This module is in association with:

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Key topics

  • Cancer biology
  • Advanced in diagnostic technology
  • Advances in cancer treatment modalities
  • End of life care
  • Social impact of cancer

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module at Level 6 you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes:

  • Critically explore developments in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer and the impact that these have upon the practice
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the biological and psychosocial impact of treatment for cancer
  • Critically explore the role of personalised medicine and its impact on the management of cancer
  • Critically analyse the social and cultural impact of cancer
  • Critically explore the intrinsic relationship between scientific innovations and socio-political developments in cancer care

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

  • Critically analyse and synthesise developments in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, and evaluate the impact that these have upon the practice
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the biological and psychosocial impact of cancer
  • Critically explore the complexities surrounding the use of personalised medicine and its impact on the management of cancer 
  • Critically analyse and synthesise the social and cultural impact of cancer
  • Critically examine the intrinsic relationship between scientific advancements and socio-political developments in cancer care and examine the implications these will have in driving future service developments 

Dates

We are working to transition this module on-line. Dates will be added for new applications as they become available. Please check back regularly for updates.

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 are 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.