Module Catalogue 2024/25

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

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

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Charles Kelly
  • Lecturer: Mrs Fiona Holdsworth
  • Owning School: Pharmacy
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System

Modules you must have done previously to study this module

Pre Requisite Comment



Modules you need to take at the same time

Co Requisite Comment



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

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

•       Appraise the role of the major modalities to treat cancer.
•       Correlate clinical presentations of major tumour types to patho-physiological, epidemiological and
genetic factors
•       Assess the risk to benefit profile of therapeutic actions, delivery methods and problems associated with
routine cancer treatments.
•       Critically appraise different approaches two treating oncological emergencies
•       Assess the potential occurrence and impact of secondary effects of cancer and cancer treatment.
•       Distinguish the role of various clinicians in order to achieve successful patient-centered care
•       Critique conventional and complementary therapies or the management of cancer and cancer-related

Intended Skill Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

•       Formulate clinical management plans for oncological emergencies.
•       Propose relevant and meaningful service developments in authentic clinical and/ or research domains
•       Synthesize data to present information succinctly and in a visual format.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion201:0020:00Independent assessment preparation
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading124:0048:00Online content
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study112:0022:00Supplemental reading
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion101:0010:00Via discussion board
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.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio1M100Recorded presentation with supporting PowerPoint slides (10 minutes, maximum 10slides)
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Portfolio1M1 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 enables students to demonstrate 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.

Should a student fail the summative assessment they will be required for the re-sit to resubmit another presentation of the module leaders’ choice.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


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