Core Module Information
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: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


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

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

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