Breast Cancer Radiotherapy
The aim of this module is to provide you with specialist knowledge of the planning and delivery of adjuvant radiotherapy for early stage breast cancer. Module content includes basic introduction to breast cancer and the breast cancer care pathway, technical delivery of radiotherapy including current issues, challenges with radiotherapy delivery and current clinical trials, and care of the patient undergoing breast cancer radiotherapy.
For those individuals who are working within or towards advanced or consultant practice roles, this module has been designed to help you develop the skills necessary for this level of practice. In particular the module is designed to enhance intraprenurial skills which can be used by an individual to innovate within an organisation, developing and implementing novel solutions to organisational problems.
Who the module is aimed at
For individuals working with patients diagnosed with breast cancer.
Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient.
This module will allow you to consider changes to service delivery within your work remit that would enhance the radiotherapy pathway for patients with breast cancer.
General areas covered
- Basic introduction to breast cancer and the breast cancer care pathway
- Technical delivery of radiotherapy including current issues, challenges and trials.
- Care of the patient undergoing breast cancer radiotherapy
Skills gained for the workplace
You will gain understanding of current clinical trials in the field of breast cancer irradiation, and develop skills in writing a business case for service improvement.
Unique or interesting features
There will be webinars from experts in specific radiotherapy techniques or patient care for participants to enhance skills and knowledge.
Accredited by Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).
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: must have worked, or be currently working with patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer
- Reliable internet connection
- If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area
The above must be evidenced in your application form
This module is delivered via distance learning
This module is planned to commence delivery from week commencing 13th January 2020 with online induction taking place from week commencing 6th January 2020. The module is normally delivered over a 13 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
- Audio Report
Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits