|A 3000 word academic assignment which demonstrates an exploration of their role in relation to relevant policy.
|The aim of this module is to support flexible learning opportunities in order to develop independent learners who are able to address the complexities of modern health and social care policy and provision in an innovative manner.
To enable registered nurses working within the cancer care setting to explore their role in this area of practice. This module will allow practitioners to critically analyse practice and plan for future changes.
|On completing this module the student should be able to:
Subject Knowledge and Understanding
• Identify learning needs and formulate an individualised, self-directed program of learning through the use of a personal development plan
• Evaluate and develop their professional knowledge through ongoing reflection in and on practice relevant to the chosen area
• Critically discuss the validity of the chosen topic area in relation to their professional practice
• Demonstrate the ability to link theory to practice in relation to the chosen topic area in order to demonstrate an understanding of evidence based practice
Key transferable skills
• Critically analyse the socio-political climate impacting on the chosen area of study
SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant policy relating to cancer care in their area of practice
• Utilise current evidence-based knowledge to underpin clinical decision making and to evaluate interventions
• Demonstrate an understanding of different approaches to cancer care and substantiate their own practice approaches
• Critically evaluate the variety of roles involved in caring for patients with cancer
• Analyse own professional role within the Oncology multi-professional team
Clinical Learning Outcomes
• Demonstrate an understanding of the patient pathway and critically analyse this in relation to the Cancer Reform Strategy and Manual of Cancer Standards
• Ensure that all oncology practice is evidence based
|The academic content of the module concentrates on integrating theoretical and practical knowledge in order to enable the student to study a relevant area of healthcare relevant to their professional role. The content will be negotiated between the student and the specialist tutor. Key themes to be covered in relation to the specific subject are:
Introduction to the module and assessment of learning needs
Applied bio/psycho/social aspects
Management of patient/client care, safety and comfort
Effective communication skills
Reflection in and on practice
Evidence based practice
Policy relating to cancer care – nationally and locally
Exploration of local approaches to cancer care
Critical analysis of own role in relation to cancer patient needs
Discussion of role in relation to other health care professionals
|Methods of Teaching/Learning
|Overall Student Workload – 200 hours
Taught/Work-based Learning/Self-directed learning – to be confirmed through individualised learning agreements
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|30TH JULY 2010