Addressing Priorities in Prostate Cancer Care
By studying this module you will be able to advance your knowledge and understanding of high priority areas in practice, and develop your problem based learning skills, as a means of developing in-depth insights into given problems/issues in practice. The module will enable you to develop ideas for local service improvement, around a given high priority area.
Who the module is aimed at
This module is relevant to health care professionals, and other individuals, working with those affected by prostate cancer; such as nurses, therapy radiographers, doctors, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient
You will be given the opportunity to evaluate aspects of your local service and identify a specific area of care/practice that could be improved and/or further developed. You will develop your understanding of how to present, and justify, a case for change, that could be taken forward into practice.
What you will learn
The module aims to develop an enhanced understanding of high priority areas in prostate cancer care, at both a national/international and local level. It also aims to develop your knowledge and skills regarding service improvement and developing a project proposal for change/development.
General areas covered
- High priority areas such as; support for high risk groups, support for gay, bisexual or transgender patients, treatment and care for advanced prostate cancer, sexual dysfunction, psychological care.
- Service improvement planning and problem based learning.
Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills
- Evidence based practice
- Reflective practice
- Critical appraisal and analysis
- Service improvement planning
- Problem based learning
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.
- Pending accreditation by Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).
- Supported by Prostate Cancer UK.
- Funding may also be available from Prostate Cancer UK - www.prostatecanceruk.org/for-health-professionals/funding/education-bursaries
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
Fees and Funding for 2019/20
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home / EU student: £670
International students: £670 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.
This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:
|How to apply||
To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:
To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:
- Relevant professional qualification
- Relevant work experience
- Reliable internet access
- If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skills area.
The above must be evidenced in your application form
This module is delivered via distance learning
This module is planned to begin delivery during w/c 30th September 2019 with online induction activities during w/c 23rd September 2019. The module is normally delivered over a 12 week period.
For distance learning modules attendance at the university is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.
Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:
- Written Report
Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits