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  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the nature of cancer
  • Enhance and develop the students’ skills and competence in communicating and establishing therapeutic relationships with people affected by cancer
  • Explore the relationship between organisation and management of cancer services and local practice

Target Audience

This module is for health and social care professionals who work with people with cancer in general or specialist hospital or community settings. 

Date and Duration


15 September 2020 – 15 December 2020


6.5 days contact over 15 weeks (Tuesdays) plus 75 hours clinical practice


  • Attitudes to cancer
  • Carcinogenesis, staging and classification, epidemiology
  • Detection and monitoring
  • Health promotion and screening
  • Organisation and management of cancer services
  • Psychological effects of a cancer diagnosis, survivorship
  • Principles of effective communication in practice, holistic assessment, dealing with difficult communication situations
  • Equality and diversity

20 credits – academic level 6



The Clinical Education Department


The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Clatterbridge Road
Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside CH63 4JY
United Kingdom

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