Faculty of Medical Sciences Online Learning


ONC8017 : Multiprofessional Management of Cancer Part 1 (E-learning)

ONC8017 : Multiprofessional Management of Cancer Part 1 (E-learning)

  • Offered for Year: 2016/17
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Charles Kelly
  • Lecturer: Dr Ashraf Azzabi
  • Owning School: FMS Graduate School
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module will provide students with a foundation in the basic aspects of oncology as a basis for further study of specific cancer sites and extend students’ understanding of the general principles of cancer and its management.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will cover the following topics:
•Principles of cancer management
•Quality of life 
•Oncological emergencies
•Management of metastases
•Paraneoplastic syndromes
•Cancers from unknown primary
•Complementary and alternative medicine for cancer
•Genetic aspects of clinical cancer management
•Decision making in clinical cancer management

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
CategoryActivityNumberLengthStudent HoursComment
Guided Independent Study Assessment preparation and completion 20 1:00 20:00  
Guided Independent Study Directed research and reading 12 4:00 48:00 Online content
Guided Independent Study Independent study 11 2:00 22:00 Supplemental reading
Guided Independent Study Online Discussion 10 1:00 10:00 Via discussion board
Total       100:00  
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Through a series of online tutorials and weekly activities as well as private study (including directed reading) students will gain a detailed knowledge of the major modalities in treating cancer as well as the basic clinical, epidemiological, and genetic aspects of cancer . Students are encouraged to participate in online collaborative discussions via the discussion boards to help consolidate their understanding of the curricular and learning outcomes.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
DescriptionSemesterWhen SetPercentageComment
Portfolio 1 M 100 Recorded presentation with supporting PowerPoint slides (maximum 15 slides)
Formative Assessments
DescriptionSemesterWhen SetComment
Portfolio 1 M 1 minute and 1 slide presentation
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The summative assessment requires the student to record a presentation with supporting slides and notes which could be presented as an example of professional development to peers.
This assessment strategy is designed to facilitate the students in demonstrating a depth of knowledge in a focused topic of a non-prescriptive aspect of cancer management. It allows assessment of students ability to critically analyse and present to an audience of peers a focused critiqued piece of work.

The formative allows students to become confident using the recording software and to get their topic approved for the summative assessment.

Reading Lists