Module title: Supporting Patients Living with and Beyond Cancer (20 credit)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS11171
Module leader: Emma Trotter
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Cancer Collaborative


2018/9, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
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 responsibilities 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. The module leader, academic supervisor and your peer group support learning. 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 (LO1-4). 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 1 - 4). The course materials have been designed to provide you with autonomy on the ‘how and when’ you learn. By utilising a variety of learning approaches; critical reflection, case studies, suggested reading and listening to and reviewing audio and video material (LO 1-4).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
This module will combine traditional intellectual and analytical skills with reflective skills. The use of Moodle and webinars contribute towards core transferable skills in information technology and group participation over the Internet. The assignments have been developed and designed to aid the student in enhancing their clinical practice by looking at National Guidelines and local policy. In addition, current issues and innovative practices in living with and beyond cancer and the development of strategies to educate patients/carers and peers will also be addressed. The student can also use the content of the course in application of their knowledge toward their personal development plans and knowledge skills framework in the Core, Health

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment takes the form of synchronous and asynchronous collaboration within the virtual learning and webinar environment in the form of online tutorials. Summative assessment feedback (outline of submission week 15 and draft submission up to week 25) (LO1- 4).

Summative Assessment:
Write a 3,500 word essay submitted in week 28.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online On-demand Webinar 10
Online Guided independent study 170
Online Tutorial 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Embedded throughout the module will be the role of NHS, social services and voluntary sectors and the maintenance of professional development. Topics for discussion will include current drivers influencing cancer care; practice initiatives, issues and trends, health care resource implications.

The module explores the context of cancer survivorship, prevalence and survival rates. Considering availability of services for the cancer patient populations. The module reviews service provision through exploring patient experience and patient outcomes. The module critically explores the general consequences of cancer with a specific in-depth review of sexuality and psychosocial consequences of cancer treatment. The module aims to explore communication, self-management strategies and lifestyle advice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Discuss and debate the policy and drivers that are influencing the agenda for patients living with and beyond cancer
LO2: Appraise the impact that current initiatives may have on patients living with and beyond cancer
LO3: Critically explore the impact of the consequences of treatments on patient experience and service provision
LO4: Critically review assessment and self-management strategies in supporting patients, carers and professionals

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