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Acute Clinical Oncology - March 2018

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Course Information

University of Liverpool, Sherrington

This eight-week online course will aim to develop the practitioner’s in-depth knowledge of assessment and management of acute oncological presentations to both general hospitals and specialist cancer units.

Course Code

MDSC199 - March 2018

Course Dates

5th March 2018 – 4th June 2018

Course Leader

Alison Taylor

Course Fee

£495.00
Course Description

The following course will aim to develop the practitioner’s in-depth knowledge of assessment and management of acute oncological presentations to both general hospitals and specialist cancer units. This eight-week course will be delivered wholly online and will be highly interactive with audio-visual presentations; case based interactive discussion boards and blogs.

Learning outcomes:

  • On successful completion of the module, the student will be able to: demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the clinical presentations of cancer including the underlying molecular processes and disease staging.
  •  Reflect critically upon clinical decision making utilising a multidisciplinary approach within the context of the NHS and its structures.
  • Analyse and evaluate critically relevant literature, protocols, guidance and policies to ensure current, evidence based practice in relation to the management of acute oncological emergencies, and appropriate psychosocial care of the severely ill and dying patient.
  • Evaluate critically the literature on the molecular basis of the disease, appropriate symptom management, the management of toxicity and associated adverse drug reactions to inform effective and safe patient management.
  • Reflect critically upon their own development with emphasis on the identification of professional learning needs.
  • Reflect critically on clinical activity and the limitations of their role and that of other disciplines within the UK practice setting (NHS) to ensure patient safety.

Target audience:

This 15 credit bearing masters level course is aimed at those with a medical degree, nursing degree, or another primary degree plus two years postgraduate experience in a cancer related discipline.