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On completion of this module, you will be able to:
•Describe the pathophysiology of cancer.
•Discuss the principles of epidemiology and critically evaluate the incidence, prevalence and determinants of the most common cancers.
•Critically evaluate the different modalities of cancer treatment (including effects/side effects).
Critically analyse the factors (physical, psychological, social) that need to be considered with reference to the selection of anticancer treatment for patients with cancer.
•Critically analyse the informational, educational and supportive care needs of PABC particularly with reference to patients receiving local and systemic anti-cancer treatments.
An overview of the development of cancer
Complications of cancer and cancer treatments
Psychological impact of cancer and cancer treatments
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
•Completion of level 8 (UCD 3) modules or equivalent (Consideration of application for prior experiential learning (RPEL) if no degree)
Registration with NMBI as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) /Registered Children's Nurse (RCN)
•Minimum of one year’s experience in cancer nursing
•Must work a minimum of 75 hours per month in a cancer unit or related cancer setting prior to commencing, and for the duration of the programme
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Authentic assessment focusing on decision making regarding the choice of treatment for a patient with cancer. A 1500 word evidence-based assignment.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50%||Yes||
|Assignment: Authentic assessment: 1000 word evidence based assignment. Critically discuss the advice you would provide regarding healthy lifestyle choices for your patient with cancer.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50%||Yes||
|Examination: MCQ online timed exams||Varies over the Trimester||No||Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
Feedforward and feedback provides you with information regarding the type, breadth and depth of detail that is required in order to meet the learning outcomes of the module. Feedforward and feedback provides you with information on areas such as knowledge, understanding, application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and academic writing.