2–4 years part-time
Academic credits and level
120 credits at level 6
We are currently reviewing our academic programmes in time for the 2022/23 academic year.
All modules are 15 credits unless otherwise stated
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This ‘top-up’ degree pathway provides health and social care practitioners with the opportunity to obtain a specialist qualification while exploring issues at the forefront of cancer care provision. It will equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a career in cancer care – the high degree of flexibility allows individuals to create a course of study tailored to their personal career aspirations.
This module is in association with:
Who is it for?
The pathway is aimed at health and social care professionals working to further their education and professional development within the speciality of cancer care.
Costs vary depending on the choice of optional modules. Due to the flexibility of the structure, the pathway cannot be purchased as one unit. Please purchase the individual modules that you would like to undertake during an academic year. Module fees may increase in subsequent academic years.
- A qualification which provides 120 credits at level 5 or equivalent
- Normally one year post qualification experience in the acute sector working in an environment caring for cancer patients
- Competency in written and spoken English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)
- Foundations in Cancer Practice – (30 credits)
Plus optional modules
- Acute Cancer Practice
- Cancer as a Long-Term Condition
- Clinical Trials in Cancer Practice
- Enhancing Clinical Leadership
- Lymphoedema: Principles and Practice
- Palliative Care and Symptom Management
- Physical Assessment of Clinical Reasoning – (30 credits)
- Principles of Systemic Anticancer Therapy
- Principles of Breast Cancer Care
- Principles of Gynaecological Cancer Care
- Principles of Haemato-Oncology Care
- Principles of Head and Neck Cancer Care
- Principles of Lung Cancer Care
- Principles of Metastatic Breast Cancer Care
- Psycho-Social Impact of Cancer
- Sciences of Cancer Care
- Stem Cell Transplantation
- Applying Research to Clinical Practice - (recommended module to be completed as the last module on your pathway)
- Work-Based Learning
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