Excellence in Prostate Cancer Treatment and Care
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.
- 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: £1,335
International students: £1,335 - 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 commence 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.
This module is delivered via distance learning. 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:
- Self Assessment
- Written Assignment
Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits