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Addressing Priorities in Prostate Cancer Care

Prostate Cancer Care
Prostate Cancer Care
Prostate Cancer Care
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.

Professional recognition

To study this distance learning module you will require access to a computer with:

  • a reliable internet connection
  • Microsoft or Apple Mac Supported Office Software
  • the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Fees and Funding for 2021/22

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home Students: £710

EU and International students: £710 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

To apply for a Workforce Development/ Workforce Transformation (WDF/WTF) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • 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


  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered via distance learning

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module is planned to commence during September 2021 

    This module is delivered via distance learning.  Attendance at the university is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    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

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Cath Holborn - or contact the student experience team:

(0114) 225 2373

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