Module title: Supporting Patients Living with and Beyond Cancer

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NMS11190
Module leader: Emma Trotter
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Cancer Collaborative


2019/0, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 001
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. 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 (LO1-6). 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 - 6). 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 1-6).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
This module will combine traditional intellectual and analytical skills with reflective skills. The use of Moodle and WebEx 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), and Learning and Development (G1) Domains.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment takes the form of synchronous and asynchronous collaboration within the virtual learning in the form of online tutorials and discussion boards.

Summative Assessment:
Students should write one-essay 3,500 words worth 50%
Students should produce an academic poster or presentation worth 50%
For the total 100%

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 10
Online Tutorial 20
Online Guided independent study 370
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2,3,4,5 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Poster 50 6 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Introduction and orientation to virtual learning environment and module structure including initial collaboration with fellow students using the technology of discussion boards and WebEx facilities.

Unit 1 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 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 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:

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
LO5: Critically reflect on the impact of your learning and its influence on your professional development
LO6: Demonstrate dissemination of newfound knowledge and learning

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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