Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation for people living with cancer
The aim of this module is to develop specialist knowledge and skills to implement prehabilitation screening, assessment and rehabilitation interventions utilising a range of evidence-based practice and evaluation tools.
This module was designed in partnership with Macmillan. This module is ideal for anyone working with oncology patients and wants to learn about prehabilitation, rehabilitation and personalised care. The main benefit for anyone completing this module is to leave with a service development/intervention proposal to implement into practice based on all the module learning. This module will provide you with a peer support group and an active network of oncology professionals to work with in 'Action Learning Sets'.
You will learn about a range of prehabilitation, rehabilitation interventions (physical activity, exercise, nutrition and psychological support) and personalised care for people living with cancer. You will learn about factors and processes that facilitate effective collaboration within a multidisciplinary team, which encourages the creation, implementation and maintenance of rehabilitation services. You will learn how to critically appraise service and the service environment through engaging with practice-based situations, identifying the relevance of contemporary policy drivers for the safe implementation of integrated service delivery of prehabilitation screening, assessment and interventions. You will reflect upon your learning during this module and self-assess your knowledge, skills and attitudes, around risk stratification, measuring impact and ensuring quality measures are in place within the service. You will learn about models of leadership and skills to select and use appropriately within an interprofessional context, to ensure positive engagement with all stakeholders and facilitate a positive behavioural change within a service context.
Asynchronous and synchronous opportunities for peer to peer and peer to tutor/expert discussion will be provided and online methods of communication may also be used to facilitate work through your Action Learning Sets.
Introduction to prehabilitation, rehabilitation and personalised care
Prehabilitation in cancer care
Rehabilitation across the cancer pathway
Components of personalised care and support planning
Approaches to prehabilitation screening, assessment and interventions
Cancer rehabilitation and symptom management
Service re-design and workforce
This module is delivered via distance learning. There is typically a weekly webinar that takes place 7-8pm one evening in the week. Attendance is expected, however these will also be recorded. The module has 3 mandatory face to face days that takes place at Collegiate Crescent Campus. The dates are proposed for the 29th and 30th of May 2024 and the 17th July 9 - 5pm (subject to change).
Fees and Funding for 2023/24
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home student: £830
EU/International students: £830
This module attracts Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF 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 Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:
Closing Date for applications is 31st March 2024
You will need to gain full consent from your employer before applying, with a guarantee of release from work to attend 3 taught university days. The employer should also support independent study leave (as per local policies in the workplace).
You will need a minimum knowledge attainment before being accepted onto the course. This may include:
- An undergraduate or postgraduate honours degree, or equivalent (such as Apprenticeship training or overseas training), in a relevant subject.
- Working in a role in the United Kingdom in a healthcare, health promotion, or public health setting, within an appropriate area of expertise (including cancer prevention, treatment, prehabilitation and / or rehabilitation).
- Sufficient work experience or prior training in cancer therapy, treatments and supportive care, and in prehabilitation, rehabilitation and personalised care.
You must work with people in cancer services at least 70% of the working week.
Blended Learning this module will involve a limited number of face-to-face study days supported by online distance learning activities
Monday 20th May Induction and commences on Monday 27th May for 12 weeks, until the 12th August 2024.
This module is delivered via distance learning. There is typically a weekly webinar that takes place 7-8pm one evening in the week. Attendance is expected, however these will also be recorded.
The module has 3 mandatory face to face days that takes place at Collegiate Crescent Campus.
The dates are proposed for the 29th and 30th of May 2024 and the 17th July 9 - 5pm (subject to change).
Online formative e-tivities (short online tasks) will also be included as a means of enabling you to consolidate, construct and apply your knowledge, learn from and connect with others, and develop skills that can feed forward into the final assessment task. Peer and tutor feedback will be provided as part of these. Summative assessment will allow you to focus on an aspect of service development and implementation. It will encourage you to apply your learning to your local context, providing you with an opportunity to evaluate the local provision of prehabilitation, rehabilitation services and make recommendations for improvement.
The assessment tasks will require you to develop a 25 minute educational presentation for relevant stakeholders and thus will aid dissemination of your learning and hopefully enable positive impact on service and patient care.
Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits