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  • Promote critical appraisal of the principles and side effects of cancer treatments.
  • Promote critical reflection on the skills and competencies required to ensure holistic care of people receiving treatments for cancer.

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


12 January 2021 – 20 April 2021


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


  • Principles of surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other treatments for cancer
  • Side effects of treatments and their management
  • Holistic care of people receiving treatments for cancer
  • Health and safety procedures related to cancer treatments e.g.radiation protection, handling and disposal of cytotoxic drugs
  • Site specific cancers and their management
  • Role of the multi-professional team in cancer care

20 credits – academic level 7



The Clinical Education Department


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

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