The theoretical and practical issues applicable to the palliation of symptoms for patients with advanced cancer will be studied. The module will look to improve the competence of practioners delivering high quality palliative care in emotion situations. The Module is divided into three strands, Pain - the practical and holisitc management thereof; Psychology, including sessions on cognitive behavioural therapy and screening for psychological distress; and Control of Symptoms such as Cachexia, Breathlessness and Oncological emergencies.
12-16 May 2014
Short answer questions on a case study (2000 words)
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Dr Neil Steven, Senior Lecturer Cancer Studies
Dr Lu Birch, Palliative Care Consultant
Dr Iñigo Tolosa, Consultant NHS Clinical Psychologist
Stand Alone Course
This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. For further information please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7672
Fee if taken as a stand alone course
This course is available without the assessment/credits if preferred
Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course
6 months oncology experience and holding a degree, preferably a 2.1 or equivalent qualifications in an appropriate medical/scientific subject.