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Advances in Cancer Care

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Natasha Campling
Academic year

Module overview

In this module you will develop your understanding of advances in cancer care that are transforming the landscape of cancer diagnostics and treatments impacting on:

  • patient outcomes and experience
  • cancer services and workforce

You will critically explore developments in areas such as cancer diagnostics, genomics, and personalised treatments. This analysis will consolidate your understanding of current approaches as you explore technologies and practices of the future. The module will focus on the implications of advances in care for people living with and beyond cancer. Advances will be explored with reference to the wider socio-political, economic, and cultural influences within this complex and inter-professional context.

It would be an advantage to have an understanding of the fundamentals of cancer care and treatment before commencing this module.

This module is particularly suitable for health professionals working in cancer care and is aligned with the Aspirant Cancer Career and Education Development programme (ACCEND) education framework.

This module has been developed in collaboration with Wessex Cancer Alliance.