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, Online, Daytime, Blended
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Orientation Thurs 27th August 2020 09.00-17.00

Duration : Runs 12th Oct –23rd Nov. 2020
Application Date Closing Date: 24th July 2020
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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.

Class dates for 2020/21:

Class Dates Venue
Thurs 15 Oct 2020 09.00-18.00

Weds 28 Oct 2020 09.00-14.00

Tues. 10th Nov 2020 09.00-14.00

Assignment Submission

Week of 16th November 2020
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...

Comment Skills and Careers Information
NU6145 linked to PG Oncology programmes.
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

Anna O Leary

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