ONC8006 : Management of Cancer - Psychosocial Issues (E-learning)
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Veronica Oliver-Jenkins
- Owning School: FMS Graduate School
- Teaching Location: Off Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
The overall aim of the module is to explore some of the psychological, social and organisational factors that influence the responses to and the management and outcomes of cancer. This module will explore these factors from the perspectives of the patient, their family or carers and the health professionals involved in their care.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module will cover the following topics:
•Breaking bad news
•Self-image, body image and sexuality
•Depression and anxiety
•The needs of family, friends and social networks
•Living with and beyond cancer
•Screening for psychological distress
•Quality of life
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Independent assessment preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||12||4:00||48:00||Online content|
|Guided Independent Study||Reflective learning activity||10||1:00||10:00||eJournal|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||10||1:00||10:00||Supplemental reading|
|Guided Independent Study||Online Discussion||12||1:00||12:00||Via discussion board|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The design of the on-line materials and tutorials encourages practitioners to explore and deepen their understanding of psycho-social aspects of cancer care. On-line asynchronous discussion will focus on issues raised through reading and reflection. The outcomes of these discussions will not only facilitate networking but also help students prepare for the Module formative and summative assessments.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Portfolio||2||M||10||Participation in collaborative e-learning activities throughout the module|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The summative assessment essay topics require students to critically appraise their own area of practice by reviewing and critiquing the relevant literature. This allows them to demonstrate how their new theoretical understanding has influenced and can be adapted for their own practice. This will be reflective in nature and facilitate the critical application of relevant research to the chosen title.
Should a student fail the participation assessment and have to undertake a re-sit they will have to
complete a different form of assessment. The student will be asked to look at 2 participation
activities as identified by the module leader/team and submit a 500 word written summary (approx. 250 words per activity).