Core Module Information
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: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


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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