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The Impact of Living With and Beyond Cancer - 20 credits - Module Only - Module

This module is designed for health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on caring for and involved in leading service provision for those patients who are living with and beyond cancer.

Studying with us in 2021/22

It is possible that the 2021/22 academic year may be affected by the ongoing disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Information about the arrangements the University has put in place for the 2021/22 academic year in response to Covid-19 and the emerging variants can be found here.


Should the impact of Covid-19 continue in subsequent years of your course, any additional and/or alternative arrangements put in place by the University in response will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, pandemic-related/health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

  • School School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Overview

This module is designed for health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on caring for and involved in leading service provision for those patients who are living with and beyond cancer.

This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

The module is delivered using a fully online delivery incorporating variety of learning activities, such as online lectures, forums, quizzes, workbooks, simulation.

Course tutors have worked for many years within the specialist clinical setting from a variety of healthcare providers. Specialist current clinical healthcare staff also deliver lectures within this programme.

Why Choose Us?

  • Patient and people focussed courses
  • Excellence in delivering high quality standards of flexible and bespoke academic provision for post qualifying practitioners
  • Links with healthcare providers
  • State-of-the-art facilities

Fees & How to Apply

  • International students

Award: Module

Starting: Mar 2021

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 2 months
  • £720 per 20 credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Mar 2021

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 2 months
  • £720 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. 

Course in Depth

Level 6

This module is designed for health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on the biology of Cancer and apply this to a case study from presentation through to diagnosis.

More than one in three 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 principles of Cancer biology by applying it to a specific malignant condition.By being able to understand this better, it will lead to:

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

This module can also be studied as a standalone module. This is delivered completely online incorporating course teaching material 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 via video tutorials, chat forums, email and 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, 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

This module is designed for health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on the biology of Cancer and apply this to a case study from presentation through to diagnosis.

More than one in three 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 principles of Cancer biology by applying it to a specific malignant condition. By being able to understand this better, it will lead to:

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

This module can also be studied as a standalone module. This is delivered completely online incorporating course teaching material 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 via video tutorials, chat forums, email and 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, 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

You can choose to study this module as a standalone module or use the module within  a complete pathway award or, dependent on your individual need and the needs of your organisation.

All programmes offer a convenient part-time format to fit around home and work commitments

This module will give you the opportunity to

  • Critically appraise and analyse the potential impacts experienced by cancer survivors and their family. 
  • Explore and appraise attitude and cultural changes towards cancer survivorship.
  • Critically analyse and propose innovative evidenced based strategies and interventions for the management of a patient living with and beyond Cancer.
  • Critically evaluate  the implementation process associated with your proposed service development intervention into your clinical practice area.

International Students

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:

Facilities and Staff

 

Our Facilities

Our School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at our City South campus in leafy Edgbaston.

We’ve spent £41million expanding our facilities at City South. These facilities offer hands-on practical experience, replicating the spaces you will come across in professional practice.

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that you learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. Alongside physical spaces such as a mock operating theatre and wards, we also make use of online and virtual technology, such as our virtual ward and virtual case creator.

See more of our skills facilities at City South

Centre for Skills and Simulation

The Centre for Skills and Simulation offers a range of different spaces which replicate situations that you will encounter in practice. These include hospital wards, an operating theatre and a home environment room.

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. The hospital wards can be adapted from low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

The home environment room is the perfect space for teaching communications skills and allows us to simulate a community setting for our students. It is particularly useful for mental health nurses, learning disability nurses and midwives.

Simulation Manikins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and simulation babies (SIM babies) which are anatomically correct manikins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills. The manikins contain software which replicates real symptoms, and can manipulate indicators such as blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM man can even ‘talk’ to the students as they are treating him, to add another dimension to learning.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building has two open-access IT Suites which offer PCs, printers, photocopiers and scanners. There is also an IT Helpdesk for quick and easy help with your computing or internet issues.

Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

In addition to desktop PCs, we also offer a laptop loan facility, allowing students to borrow a laptop for up to six hours while on campus.

Our staff

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.

More about Alison

Samantha Toland

Senior Lecturer in Haematology

Sam has been a cancer / haemato-oncology nurse for 18 years, having worked initially in Haemato-oncology and stem cell transplant, she then went on to become a Chemotherapy nurse trainer, responsible for the chemotherapy training and education of all nursing staff in a large teaching hospital trust. 

More about Samantha

Enquiries

Module Leader

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

Professional Navigators

Our Professional Navigators, Adele Millington and 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 Adele and Nicola on +44 (0)121 331 6162.