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HCT150 - Understanding Cancer: Patient and Professional Perspectives

This module aims to enhance students’ ability to provide cancer care that is developed with and focused on the needs of the Person Affected By Cancer (PABC) within their own specific professional field and clinical environment.

Overall it aims to enable practitioners from a variety of settings to share their experiences and critically examine a range of professional, policy and advanced practice issues that shape their contribution to quality cancer care.

Based on the principles of adult learning this module will employ the philosophy of adult learning to guide teaching practices. As such the overall approach to the professional and personal development of the student is facilitative, where the support and guidance of the module team will encourage self-direction and intellectual independence.

The module is designed to promote maximum integration of the practice and theoretical components of cancer care. For this to happen there is an expectation that students bring their experience to the study sessions and to participate actively in discussion and debate. Such relationships, founded on mutual respect, will help students realise their potential.

Learning and teaching methods will include lectures, guided reading activities, seminar discussions, group work, case studies, online activities hosted and discussion forums. Online learning will be structured around existing on-line resources eg patient blogs.

The module can be taken individually (stand-alone) or as part of all School of Healthcare Sciences MSc pathways.

Module dates

Find out when this standalone module is running by downloading our Level 7 Standalone Modules Calendar:

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Module leads

Claire Job

Claire Job

Senior Lecturer: Adult Nursing

+44 (0)29 206 87815
Lara Cowpe

Lara Cowpe

Lecturer: Occupational Therapy

029 225 10490

Further information

Module codeHCT150
Notional Learning Time
Contact Hours
6 days classroom,
6 days self-directed learning