Palliative Care and Cancer Patients

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.

Credits

20 credits

Module Dates

2014/2015 dates

18 - 22 May 2015

Assessment

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:

Programme Administrator 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7672
Email: clinicaloncology@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

£1100

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.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development