Module title: Supporting patients living with and beyond cancer

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS09155
Module leader: Emma Trotter
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Car
Prerequisites

n/a

2018/9, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Emma Trotter
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module encourages you to learn both independently and through collaboration with your peers. It is your responsibility to keep engaged in the course by participating in the range of web based activities within the virtual learning environment and attend the lectures offered over webinar facilities. Learning is supported by the module leader, academic supervisor and your peer group. You will critically reflect on the literature underpinning the living with and beyond cancer agenda, have the opportunity to discuss this with your peer group and how it may impact on patients and carers (LO1-2). You will participate in discussion boards and webinar with other colleagues to enhance deeper learning on specific subjects relating to your area of practice/interest and encourage collaboration and networking (LO 3 - 5). You will be encouraged to explore strategies to educate and support patients, carers and health professionals, by presenting to your peers using the virtual learning environment (LO 4). The course materials have been designed to provide you with autonomy on the ‘how and when’ you learn. By this we mean that there are a variety of learning approaches taken for example – critical reflection, case studies, suggested reading and listening to and reviewing audio and video material (LO 4)

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment takes the form of synchronous and asynchronous collaboration within the virtual learning environment, and consists of a presentation of the report outline ( week 15) for peer review and feedback which can be used towards the preparation of the summative assessment (LO1- 5).

Summative Assessment:
1. Identify an issue affecting patient care within your area of practice, critically review the literature and present your findings in a report format with recommendations for future practice (3,500 words ) (90%). Submitted in Week 28
2. Provide a reflective account in learning log format of new learning and relevance to clinical practice of discussion board participation (500) (10%). Submitted in Week 28


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 90 1-4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Learning Log 10 5 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Emma Trotter
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module encourages you to learn both independently and through collaboration with your peers. It is your responsibility to keep engaged in the course by participating in the range of web based activities within the virtual learning environment and attend the lectures offered over webinar facilities. Learning is supported by the module leader, academic supervisor and your peer group. You will critically reflect on the literature underpinning the living with and beyond cancer agenda, have the opportunity to discuss this with your peer group and how it may impact on patients and carers (LO1-2). You will participate in discussion boards and webinar with other colleagues to enhance deeper learning on specific subjects relating to your area of practice/interest and encourage collaboration and networking (LO 3 - 5). You will be encouraged to explore strategies to educate and support patients, carers and health professionals, by presenting to your peers using the virtual learning environment (LO 4). The course materials have been designed to provide you with autonomy on the ‘how and when’ you learn. By this we mean that there are a variety of learning approaches taken for example – critical reflection, case studies, suggested reading and listening to and reviewing audio and video material (LO 4)

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment takes the form of synchronous and asynchronous collaboration within the virtual learning environment, and consists of a presentation of the report outline ( week 15) for peer review and feedback which can be used towards the preparation of the summative assessment (LO1- 5).

Summative Assessment:

1. Identify an issue affecting patient care within your area of practice, critically review the literature and present your findings in a report format with recommendations for future practice (3,500 words ) (90%). Submitted in Week 28
2. Provide a reflective account in learning log format of new learning and relevance to clinical practice of discussion board participation (500) (10%). Submitted in Week 28


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Independent Learning Groupwork (Scheduled) 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 90 1,2,3,4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Learning Log 10 5 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Component 1 subtotal: 90
Component 2 subtotal: 10
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Week 1-2 Introduction and orientation to virtual learning environment and module structure including initial collaboration with fellow students using the technology of discussion boards and webinar facilities.

Weeks 3-30 Engaging with online reading material, participating in forum discussions relating to the various challenges of living with and beyond cancer. Topics for discussion will include current drivers influencing cancer care; practice initiatives, issues and trends, treatment effects, role of NHS, social services and voluntary sectors; health care resource implications, communication, ethics, managing fears and expectations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Engage in discussion concerning the policy and drivers that are influencing the agenda for patients living with and beyond cancer
LO2: Critically analyse the impact that current initiatives may have on patients living with and beyond cancer
LO3: Explore the impact of late effects/side effects and the consequences of treatments on patient experience and service provision
LO4: Review the strategies to educate and support patients, carers and professionals
LO5: Critically reflect on the impact of your learning and its influence on your professional development

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - FEUERSTEIN, M. AND GANZ, P.A. (2011) HEALTH SERVICES FOR CANCER SURVIVORS PRACTICE, POLICY AND RESEARCH: SPRINGER, 1st ed.
Core - MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT (2008) 2 MILLION REASONS: MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT, 1st ed.
Core - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT & NHS IMPROVEMENT (2013) SURVIVORSHIP: LIVING WITH AND BEYOND CANCER. TAKING ACTION TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES - HTTP://WWW.NCSI.ORG.UK/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/LIVING-WITH-AND-BEYOND-2013.PDF
Core - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH., MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT, AND NHS IMPROVEMENT (2010) NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORSHIP INITIATIVE VISION - HTTP://WWW.NCSI.ORG.UK/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/NCSI-VISION-DOCUMENT.PDF
Core - THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT (2008) BETTER CANCER CARE: AN ACTION PLAN - HTTP://WWW.SCOTLAND.GOV.UK/RESOURCE/DOC/242498/0067458.PDF
Core - OLVER, I.N (2011) THE MASCC TEXTBOOK OF CANCER SUPPORTIVE CARE AND SURVIVORSHIP: SPRINGER, 1st ed.
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