Newcastle University London

Course Introduction

Our part time, online course covers all aspects of delivering care to patients. You will study treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives. Well'established cancer institutes and oncological and palliative care experts developed and deliver the course. You will enjoy a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating experience wherever you are worldwide.

This course is designed to provide oncology, palliative care and oncology pharmaceutical industry professionals with detailed knowledge about the interrelationship between oncology and clinical cancer service provision.

Through the course you will develop clinical leadership, clinical excellence and the ability to cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration in the delivery of evidence based oncology and palliative care. This includes sharing mutually valuable information to help develop clinical practice. You will be introduced to the basis of research in oncology and palliative care, preparing you for further research within the fields.

We have designed this course in collaboration with the Northern Institute for Cancer Research (NICR) and it is delivered in association with the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC).

Our students include:

•doctors

•nurses

•pharmacists

•physiotherapists

•occupational therapists

•radiographers

•Senior House Officers and Registrars training for part one of the Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) examination or in medical oncology.

Staff:

Newcastle and the North East of England have a tremendous amount of oncological and palliative care expertise and all our teaching staff are healthcare professionals actively involved in research. This knowledge base provides a comprehensive, intellectually stimulating, and extremely useful educational experience to all students involved in it.

The course is led by:

•Dr Charles Kelly, Deputy Degree Programme Director and Consultant Clinical Oncologist.

Delivery:

The course is taught online, so you can choose to study anytime and anywhere. This flexibility means that you can fit your studies around your other commitments, plus learning online will develop your online literacy as a transferable skill.

You will be given an account on Blackboard, our managed learning environment, and an email address. Blackboard is accessible across a variety of operating systems and browsers, check that your equipment is compatible. Our materials and supporting reading are accessible across a variety of devices including desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones.

Online delivery is structured in weekly topics, guiding your learning via tutorials, videos, discussions and formative exercises. The courses are full of interactive exercises and activities, including immediate feedback from automatically scored activities and practices. You can discuss the course, ask questions and get help with problems through the course discussion groups or through emailing your module leader. The networking opportunities of this course give you a multi'disciplinary awareness to your studies.

Your first task will be to complete a short induction module before studying between 10 and 30 credits per semester. You will be assessed in a variety of ways including:

•multiple choice question exams

•essays

•presentations

•case studies.

Each 10 credit module is the equivalent to 100 hours of notional study time, which includes:

•studying the course materials

•online networking with fellow students

•directed reading

•research

•interactive and collaborative activities

•preparing assessments.

Semester Dates:

Approximate semester start dates are as follows:

•semester 1 ' end of September

•semester 2 ' end of January

Semester dates can be found on the University Calendar.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Online Study
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

Qualifications required:

  • A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline.
  • You must be working in the healthcare profession or related field. You will need to nominate a work place mentor to provide professional and specialist advice and guidance to support your progress through the course.
  • You must be IT literate to complete our highly interactive online course. You also need to have access to a computer with a printer and a reliable internet connection.
  • We will consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field.
  • View detailed entry requirements.
  • International Students:
  • To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:
  • Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and reading and 6.5 in speaking and listening)
  • Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.
  • Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.
  • The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.