Enhancing Current Practice in Cancer Care - 20 Credits - Module

  • Course Code: LBR6541, LBR7493
  • Level: CPD
  • Starting: January 2020
  • Study mode: Short Course (6 weeks)
  • Location: City South

This module aligns with the Professional Practice Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving related to the field of cancer care, and robustly relate theory to practice. 

What's covered in the course?

Any health care professional working within the field of cancer who wishes to enhance their current knowledge and skills in this area should consider undertaking this module.

This 20 credit module which can be studied at level 6 or level 7 uses a blended learning approach to accommodate different people’s learning styles, with use of both classroom and online activities, and visiting speakers with vast amounts of knowledge and experience in this practice area. This module is mainly based at City South Campus with state of the art facilities to enhance your learning experience.

Why Choose Us?

  • Patient and people focused courses, substantially linking theory to practice
  • Excellence in delivering high quality standards of flexible and bespoke academic provision for post qualifying practitioners
  • 2017 Winners of the Student Nursing Times awards – Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Post-registration) 
  • Links with healthcare providers
  • State of the art facilities

Credits

This course is worth...

20 credits

This course is open to International students

  • UK/EU students
  • International students

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 6 weeks
  • £680 per 20-credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 6 weeks
  • £680 per 20-credit module

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form and equal opportunities PDF form instead. The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

How to apply

Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the module you are enrolling onto. 

Level 6

Module Description
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners working with patients with a Cancer diagnosis who wish to expand their knowledge on the care of patients with Cancer undergoing treatment for their disease and apply this to a case study from diagnosis through to treatment.

More than 1 in 3 of us will develop Cancer. It is vital that those who work with Cancer patients are supported with appropriate education and reflective practice, to drive up the quality of care for Cancer patients. This module provides you with the opportunity to learn about the holistic care of a patient with a solid tumour diagnosis by applying it to a specific malignant condition. By being able to understand this better, it will lead to:

  • Advising patients appropriately
  • Enabling improved evidence-based discussions and practice
  • Allowing Cancer pathways to be redesigned and patients’ care to be tailored to their health requirements

This module is a core module within the Haematology and Cancer pathway, it is delivered incorporating both teaching on campus and a variety of learning activities, such as online lectures, forums, quizzes and workbooks. You are expected to participate and engage with this material. Tutorial support will be offered either face to face via video tutorials, chat forums, email or telephone. This module aligns with the Professional Practice Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. A blended learning approach is taken (incorporating both classroom and online activities via Moodle) in line with the university’s learning and teaching strategy. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feedforward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team.

Level 7

Module Description
20 credits

This module is predominantly designed graduate, for experienced health care practitioners working with patients with a Cancer diagnosis who wish to expand their knowledge on the care of patients with Cancer undergoing treatment for their disease and leading service provision within Cancer care.

More than 1 in 3 of us will develop Cancer. It is vital that those who work with Cancer patients are supported with appropriate education and reflective practice, to drive up the quality of care for Cancer patients. This module provides you with the opportunity to learn about service provision for Haemato-onoclogy patients and to foster innovative approaches to enhance care delivery within your service.

This module is a core module within the Haematology and Cancer pathway It is delivered incorporating both teaching on campus and a variety of learning activities, such as online lectures, forums, quizzes and workbooks. You are expected to participate and engage with this material. Tutorial support will be offered face to face, via video tutorials, chat forums, email or telephone.

This module aligns with the Professional Practice Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. A blended learning approach is taken (incorporating both classroom and online activities via Moodle) in line with the university’s learning and teaching strategy. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feedforward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team.

Course structure

This module covers the holistic management of cancer patients from diagnosis through treatment and beyond incorporating face to face taught sessions, group discussion work and online activities such as forums and quizzes.

Assessment

  • Defended poster presentation 

Course dates

Please check the course dates to see when your chosen modules are available throughout the year.

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Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC)

International students who have a serious interest in studying with us but who perhaps cannot meet the direct entry requirements, academic or English, or who have been out of education for some time, can enter Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) and begin their degree studies.

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The creation of our new suite of courses in Sport and Life Sciences is yet another exciting development at Birmingham City University. The 10,500sq metre building at City South Campus will enable us to offer a wide range of new health, nutrition, biomedical science and sports courses, as well as providing a new home for our education programmes.

Not only are we investing £41 million in a new building to house the laboratories and teaching spaces needed, but we also plan to open up these facilities to benefit all students and the wider community. This will complement our existing sports facilities, which already provide a base for students to compete in activities ranging from rugby to jiu jitsu.

The courses will reflect the latest developments in our teaching and our focus on practice-led learning with work placements and live industry case studies incorporated into the curriculum. All courses have been co-designed with employers and are endorsed or accredited by professional bodies where appropriate.

By expanding our provision to these new areas, we will be helping to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society today, such as obesity and unhealthy lifestyles, by encouraging and supporting healthy eating and greater physical activity.

In addition, we will be producing graduates who can support elite performers in meeting the UK’s ambitions for sporting success at events such as the Olympics and other world sporting tournaments. We are constantly looking to enhance the range of courses we offer - please check all our courses for the latest additions to our portfolio.

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Alison Simons

Senior Lecturer

Alison was a cancer nurse for 18 years looking after patients with a variety of cancer and receiving a variety of treatments. She was the junior sister of a mixed oncology ward within a large teaching hospital.

Alison then went on to become a professional development sister responsible for the educational needs of 200 oncology and haematology nurses.

She joined BCU in 2009 as a senior lecturer and pathway leader for cancer and haematology within the dimensions of health care framework (now professional practice), for post registered nurses. She has since gone on to gain her master’s in education.

Module Leader

If you have any queries about this course please contact the Module Leader, Alison Simons on:

Professional Navigator

Our Professional Navigator, Nicola Clarke, are also on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Nicola on +44 (0)121 331 6162.

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Have a look at all of our Professional Practice Healthcare routes available.

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