Core Module Information
Module title: Acute Oncology Care

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

Module code: NMS11172
Module leader: Karen Campbell
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Unit 1a [week 1]: Introduction to the student learning environment and establish support structure from module team, Napier university and fellow students through a variety of activities.
Introduction to the module design and delivery of the learning materials; incorporating the introduction to depth and breadth of these materials used throughout the module.

Unit 1b [weeks 2-7]: Studying material online: Scientific basis of cancer including Health promotion, epidemiology, Genetics. Therapeutic options of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy and immunotherapy including safe administration, complication of treatments and clinical trials.

Unit 2 [weeks 8-15]: Studying material online: psychosocial aspects of cancer care, assessment and management of individual cancer needs associated with the treatment trajectory including end of treatment and follow up interventions.

Unit 1 and Unit 2 [weeks 2-15] Ethics, compassion and communication is embedded throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1. Evaluate the science and epidemiology of cancer in relation to clinical practice.
LO2. Critically explore the treatment options and outcomes for an individual, undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and immune therapy as a treatment option.
LO3. Critically engage with the psychosocial, ethics, compassion and communication issues associated with living with cancer.
LO4. Evaluate the importance of the role of the health professional within the multidisciplinary team.
LO5. Appraise developments in evidence based practice and the potential of these to inform current clinical practice.
LO6 Critically examine the impact of the module learning material and module delivery has had on your professional practice and personal development.

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