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

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.

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Sciences of Cancer Care | The Royal Marsden School
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