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This stand-alone professional development course is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the clinical management of adults with cancer from pre-diagnosis to end-of-life. It's ideal if you're an aspiring advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) working in primary, secondary or tertiary care, including specialist cancer centres and palliative care environments.
The University of Bolton's expert team will support you in developing your knowledge and understanding of epidemiology, pathophysiology and key elements of cancer biology, with detailed application across the four most common cancers in adults in the UK (breast, prostate, lung and bowel). This will enable you to compare and contrast different presentations and consider the clinical implications, including clinical signs and symptoms, sites of disease and metastatic spread.
We'll focus on building your understanding of diagnostic investigations, considering the importance of cancer biology and tumour markers in cancer staging and future monitoring of progressive disease. We'll provide an outline of clinical management in relation to different cancers and stages of the disease, including acute and chronic symptom management. You'll explore clinical management within acute oncology, red flag symptoms, management of cardiotoxicities and oncological emergencies, including sepsis, metastatic cord compression and SVCO.
Our experienced and knowledgeable team will support you as you explore the potential impact of cancer, and associated treatments, on adults of all ages with cancer. We'll consider the implications of cancer in older people and the complex decision-making necessary at different stages of the disease. We'll also support you in developing your knowledge and understanding of different consultation styles and communication skills, with application to advanced clinical practice.
To benefit from this course, you should already be a health professional with a basic understanding of oncology and some experience caring for people with cancer.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This course offers academic progression in the specialist field of advanced clinical practice in oncology.
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £800 for the academic year 2023/24.
Overseas students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Overseas fee of £800 for the academic year 2023/24.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
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For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
Please contact Admissions by telephone on 01204 903903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Bolton
Bolton, BL3 5AB
Tel: 01204 903903
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
This advanced professional development course adopts a blended learning approach, using the principles of problem-based learning to develop your enquiry skills and place this in the context of patient care.
We'll introduce topics through keynote lectures involving a mixture of theory and case-based discussions around clinical scenarios. Following the lectures, you'll need to undertake self-directed learning to explore each topic in greater depth and in relation to your own area of practice. These activities will increase your understanding of the common presentations of cancer and treatment options to develop your clinical assessments, communication and decision-making abilities. We'll encourage you to consider current research evidence in oncology and use this to inform your clinical decision-making and information exchange with patients and colleagues.
In terms of assessment, you can expect problem-based learning case presentations, written assignments and multiple-choice question (MCQ) exams.
|Level one||Coursework 30%, Written exams 70%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 75%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 25%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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