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Expert Practice for Extended Roles in Radiotherapy and Oncology

Breast Cancer Radiotherapy
Breast Cancer Radiotherapy
Breast Cancer Radiotherapy
Breast Cancer Radiotherapy

Introduction

This module aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required within your extended role in developing as an expert practitioner in radiotherapy and oncology evidencing your clinical competency as you work at an advanced clinical level.

Who the module is aimed at 

The module is aimed at those practitioners working within Radiotherapy and/or Oncology who are working in an advanced practice role, either having only just started in the role, or with more experience.

Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient

The module will facilitate the development of practice knowledge that will reflect your scope of clinical practice, alongside developing autonomous clinical reasoning skills. The module encourages you to take an evidence based ownership of your professional practice and academic learning to support the development of your expert clinical practice.

The module is designed to allow the development of a critical awareness of what it means to be a clinical expert in your field and the knowledge and skills required to enhance patient care and service delivery.

What you learn 

Using a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge that will engage you in developing the role of a safe autonomous expert practitioner you will learn about the legal, ethical and professional issues working at an advanced clinical level as well as giving you skills to practice autonomously and with confidence. You will learn to demonstrate critical decision-making skills and exercise professional judgement using strategies of emotional intelligence and critical reflection to improve personal and professional development and lifelong learning which will only serve to enhance your professional practice and the service that you deliver with the service user at the heart of your practice.

Professional recognition

This module is accredited by the 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: £1,335

International students: £1,335 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

Funding

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:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • You must hold a degree (or equivalent professional qualification) which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject, for example BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology or Therapeutic Radiography or a Diploma of the College of Radiographers (T)
    • Equivalent international academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered
    • You must be working in an extended role in practice and have the support of your employer and the necessary work based competency training and support in place, in order to undertake this module
    • 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

  • 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 w/c 30th September 2019 with online induction activities during w/c 23rd September 2019.  The module is delivered over 2 semesters until April 2020.

    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:

    • Coursework
    • Viva: typically, a combination of a presentation/demonstration to one or more academics, with discussion, questioning and oral feedback

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

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Melanie Clarkson - m.clarkson@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2373
AlliedHealth@shu.ac.uk

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