Excellence in Prostate Cancer Treatment and Care

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Excellence in Prostate Cancer Treatment and Care

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This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated, at all stages of the disease. Care of the patient and the experience of those affected by prostate cancer, is a key component, and we aim to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the physical, psychosexual and social impact of prostate cancer and the treatment related side effects.

Current research, policy and guidance, that underpins contemporary practices and is influencing future directions, will be referred to; and you will be encouraged to further explore current research/evidence underpinning specific areas of your own personal and professional interest.

Who the course 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 course to the individual, the organisation and the patient

Through the delivery of core learning materials/resources, and your own self-directed research, the module aims to enable a critical assessment of current standards of excellence in prostate cancer treatment and care. You will be encouraged to explore this both in terms of the services provided within your local practice, but also you will be expected to critically reflect on your own role in prostate cancer care and how you may develop your own clinical excellence and behaviour/performance in practice, as a result of your learning on the module.

What you learn

  • To develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of excellence in prostate cancer and its management and the care needs of those affected.
  • To facilitate ongoing professional development in the delivery of prostate cancer treatment and care, in practice.

General areas covered

  • Diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer
  • The physical and psychosocial impact of prostate cancer and the needs of those affected
  • Specialist role development, self-appraisal and performance improvement planning.

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.

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 2024/25

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £1,720

EU / International students: £1,720 - 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 funding 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

    Module sites open for induction Monday 16th September 2024

    Module starts Monday 23rd September 2024

    End/submission date Thursday 19th December 2024

    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:

    • Self Assessment
    • Written Assignment

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Cath Holborn - c.holborn@shu.ac.uk

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