This module is relevant to a wide range of practitioners working with those affected by prostate cancer. It aims to enable an in depth understanding of the current knowledge and evidence based findings on prostate cancer and its management. Content is very much patient centred, with specific reference to the patient journey and the physical and psychological impact of the disease and its management.
Contemporary issues and approaches related to patient management and care will be discussed and critical reflection and evaluation of own and others clinical practice will be encouraged. This will have a clear emphasis on identifying implications for the practitioner role and the delivery of service.
Who the module is aimed at
This module is relevant to a wide range of practitioners working with those affected by prostate cancer.
Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient
For the individual, it provides an opportunity to enhance and deepen knowledge and understanding of prostate cancer and its management and also recent research findings underpinning both current and future practice. Individuals have the opportunity on the module to listen to expert clinicians and also service users and also have the opportunity to interact with each other and share ideas and experience. Critical reflection on current practice and how this might be improved for the benefit of both the service and patient is encouraged.
What you learn
It aims to develop an in-depth, critical understanding of the current knowledge and evidence based findings on prostate cancer and its management and also has a clear emphasis on how the disease and its treatment impacts both physically and psychosocially on those affected.
General areas covered
• Diagnosis of prostate cancer
• Treatment of prostate cancer (all stages)
• The physical and psychosocial impact of prostate cancer and its treatment and the care of those affected.
Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills
• Evidence based practice
• Reflective practice
• Critical appraisal and analysis
Unique or interesting features
You will have regular online opportunities to discuss and share practice and ideas with others on the module and gain feedback from your tutor.
Accredited by Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).
Supported by Prostate Cancer UK.
Funding may also be available from Prostate Cancer UK - http://prostatecanceruk.org/health-professionals/education/bursary-schemes
To study this distance learning module you will require access to a computer with:
• a reliable internet connection
• Microsoft Windows XP or newer (PCs) / OSX 10.6 or newer (Mac)
• Internet Explorer version 8 or newer (PC), Safari 4.0 or newer (Mac) or the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
• Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 or newer
£520 - Funding for this module may also be available via Prostate Cancer UK
To apply for a place, please complete and return the application form.
This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) funding – please see the fees and funding information above to find out which region is eligible.
For further information please contact the module leader Catherine Holborn – C.Holborn@shu.ac.uk or the student experience team:
(0114) 225 2373
The entry requirements for this module are as follows
• Relevant professional qualification
• Relevant work experience
(The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form)
International students must have reliable internet access and supply IELTS scores.
If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS average score of 6.5 on entry into the programme. No individual elements should be below 5.5.
For distance learning modules attendance at the University is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.
The specific dates will be confirmed four weeks before the module starts.
A series of activities will prepare you for the following assessment:
A 3000 word literature based assignment that critically evaluates approaches to management and care of a specific case or patient group.
If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS average score of 6.5 on entry into the programme. No individual elements should be below 5.5
Level and credits
Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits