Medicine & Health - Foundations of Cancer Care

University College Cork


Course Name Medicine & Health - Foundations of Cancer Care
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code NU6145
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time, Distance
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: Orientation: Friday 30th August 2019 09.00-18.00

Class Dates
Thurs 14 Oct 2019 09.00-14.00
Thurs 21st Oct 2019 09.00-18.00
Tues. 11th Nov 2019 09.00-16.00
Distance Learning also

Oral Presentation:
21st/ 22nd Nov 2019 (TBC)
Application Date Closing Date 17th of June 2019 .
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Duration 16 hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184 hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning.
Course Fee The fee for this module is €900. There is also a €35 application fee.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Open to registered health care professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines.

Applicants who are practising health care professionals must provide evidence of current registration with the releva...

Course Content

Expand+Module Objective: To facilitate an in-depth appreciation of the epidemiology, risk factors, development and detection of cancer, cancer treatments and inherent symptoms, from a professional nursing perspective.

On successful completion of this mod...

Subjects Taught Module Content: Cancer care trajectory, Pathophysiology of cancer, cancer diagnosis and metastatic spread, epidemiology, screening and risk factors of cancer, risk behaviour and theory, cancer genetics. Overview of cancer treatments. Symptom management: pain, fatigue, nausea & vomiting, GIT and nutritional issues. Survivorship in cancer.
Assessment Method Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Oral Presentation on an aspect of cancer/cancer treatment, 180 marks; E activities, 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Number of Credits 10
Further Enquiries For Content Queries: Dr. Margaret Landers
+353 (0)21 490 1457 / 490 1553

For Application Queries:
+353 (0)21 490 3224
Location Venue
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, exact rooms to be confirmed.
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