Short course

Perioperative management of oncology patients undergoing surgery

This combined on-campus and distance learning course will enable you to critcally analyse and discuss current best practice for surgical management and approaches to perioperative care.

Start date
3-7 June 2024
5 days
Face-to-face and online
Home - £1352 International - £3182
Postgraduate Microcredential, non-credit shortcourse
20 credits

This module will be taught by a blended learning approach with students doing a mixture of self directed and directed distance learning, combined with 5 days of intensive directed learning on campus. The module will require students to critically assess the evidence behind the management of solid tumours. Multidisciplinary approaches to perioperative care will be discussed, and the principles of surgical management, recent advances and future perspectives will be taught.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Critically discuss the evidence for and current best practice in the surgical management of a range of tumour types, e.g. GI, Gynae, Urological, breast, hepatobiliary
  • Evaluate the issues involved in perioperative care and discuss the role of the multidisciplinary team members in helping to resolve these
  • Critically discuss recent advances in surgical management, minimal access technique and modern imaging technologies
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the future prospective of cancer management by surgery and where this fits into cancer management strategies as a whole.

Method of teaching

Blended learning with distance learning, e-lectures available in advance,  5 days of face to face tutorials and lectures.

Attendance Required

Distance learning materials will be made available in December. There will also be 5 days of face to face sessions.


Oral presentation plus 2000 word written assignment.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Mrs Olga Tucker, Upper GI Surgeon 

Stand Alone Option

This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. For further information please contact:

Programme Administrator 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3803

This module is available without the assessment/credits if preferred.

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

2:1 degree and clinical experience