Module Catalogue 2024/25

ONC8018 : Multiprofessional Management of Cancer Part 2 (E-learning)

ONC8018 : Multiprofessional Management of Cancer Part 2 (E-learning)

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

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

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
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 management of major solid and haematological cancers and extend students understanding of the general principles of cancer and its management.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module will cover the following topics:
•Skin cancer and melanoma
•Thoracic malignancy
•Paediatric malignancy
•Head and neck cancer
•Lymphoma and leukaemia
•Connective Tissue malignancy

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

•       Distinguish the key characteristics and associated symptoms of a range of cancer diagnoses.
•       Critically appraise the roles and limitations of a variety of cancer treatments according to cancer
type and accepted standard of care.
•       Appraise the risks and benefits of differing approaches to cancer management and different utilization
of treatment modalities.
•       Critically analyze various treatment plans in different clinical situations
•       Critique multi-professional approaches to the management of cancer

Intended Skill Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

•       Formulate evidence-based clinical management plans for major tumour types, which include patient-related
•       Negotiate competing factors which affect decision making in the multi professional setting

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion220:0040:00Independent assessment preparation
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading156:0090:00Online content
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study143:0042:00Supplemental reading
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion142:0028:00Via 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. Students are encouraged to participate in online collaborative discussions via the discussion boards to help consolidate their understanding of the curricular and learning outcomes and give them the opportunity to discuss the roles and limitations of a variety of cancer treatments using examples and relating the information to their own practice. This includes scenario and case-based learning activities.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M80Max 2000 Words
Computer assessment2M2060 minute online MCQ (2 sets of 10 questions)
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
Written exercise2MPeer-Feedback Blog Activity
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The MCQs allow students to apply the knowledge of major modalities in treating cancer when answering specific questions which test their understanding. The essay uses real life scenarios which allow students the opportunity to recognise and devise management plans and critically analyse various treatments in different clinical situations and demonstrate their understanding of the limitations of specific treatments.

The peer-feedback formative activity requires students to engage with the assessment criteria and provide constructive feedback on each other's blog posts. These comments will then act as a feed-forward to the final written summative assessment.

Students who fail the summative assessment overall will be required to re-sit the component they failed. The topic of the re-sit essay will be chosen by Module Leaders.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


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