Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer

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This module will allow you to explore, and develop a critical understanding of current thinking and developments in the multi-modality management of common head and neck cancers. You will also develop an increased awareness and critical understanding of the physical and psychosocial impact of the disease and treatment, and critically evaluate approaches to patient care. You will be encouraged to critically reflect on your own and others practice within the multi-disciplinary team, and consider the impact of care on the patient/carer experience and how this might be improved.

Who the module is aimed at 

This module is relevant to a wide range of practitioners working with those affected by head and neck cancer.

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

For the individual, it provides an opportunity to enhance and deepen knowledge and understanding of head and neck cancer and its management and also recent research findings underpinning both current and future practice. Individuals have the opportunity on the module to listen to expert clinicians and also service users and also have the opportunity to interact with each other and share ideas and experience. Critical reflection on current practice and how this might be improved for the benefit of both the service and patient is encouraged.

What you learn 

It aims to develop an in-depth, critical understanding of the current knowledge and evidence based findings on head and neck cancer and its management and also has a clear emphasis on how the disease and its treatment impacts both physically and psychosocially on those affected.

General areas covered 

  • Diagnosis of head and neck cancer
  • Treatment of head and neck cancer (all stages)
  • The physical and psychosocial impact of head and neck cancer and its treatment and the care of those affected

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills 

  • Reflective practice
  • Critical appraisal and evaluation
  • Evidence based practice

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 be 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 or Apple Mac Supported Office Software
  • the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Fees and Funding for 2023/24

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £830

EU / International students: £830 - 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 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

    Module sites open for induction Monday 18th September 2023

    Module starts Monday 25th September 2023

    Submission Date Thurs 21st Dec 2023

    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 Assignment

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Sarah Smith - s.smith@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:


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