Module title: Supporting people living with and beyond cancer

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

Module code: NMS11173
Module leader: Emma Trotter
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Car


2018/9, Trimester 3, Online,
Occurrence: 002
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:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
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 (LO1-5). 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 - 5). 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 1-5).

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 and Well-being (HWB 1, 2, and 4)

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module offers you the opportunity to critically explore ways of enhancing your knowledge around the challenges people have living with and beyond cancer. The module is structured under three headings:
1) Local & national guidance current initiatives and trends
2) Anticipated problems & consequences/ late effects of treatment
3) Support to develop self-management strategies and stronger communication Links

You will have an opportunity to build on prior learning by exploring issues, engaging with guest clinical experts, critically analysing and reflecting on the literature, exploring patient experiences and collaborating with your peers.

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
Unit 1 [week 3-11] Local & National Guidance Current Initiatives and Trends:
Studying on line material: The past present and future context of survivorship, identification of patient populations; prevalence and survival rates. Availability of primary, secondary and tertiary services for cancer patient populations. Review service provision through exploring patient experience and patient outcomes.

Unit 2 [weeks 12- 20] Anticipated Problems & Consequences/ late effects of Treatment:
Studying on line material: Critically exploring the general consequences of cancer with a specific in-depth review of Sexuality and Psychosocial consequences of cancer treatment.

Unit 3 [week 21 – 29] Support to Develop Self-Management Strategies and Stronger Communication Links:
Studying on line material: evaluating aspects of communication skills by synthesising the learning from unit 1 and unit 2 and applying to care planning and self-management including lifestyle advice. 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.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Discuss and debate the policy and drivers that are influencing the agenda for people living with and beyond cancer
LO2: Appraise the impact that current initiatives may have on people 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
LO5: Critically reflect on the impact of your learning and its influence on your professional development

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