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Course summary

Course summary

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the management of the disease and develop advanced communication skills
  • Reflect on your role as an ambassador for your patients
  • Learn how to provide, promote and develop high standards of care.
Develop an in-depth understanding of managing the stages of prostate cancer including the physical and psychosocial impact of treatment, and the needs of those affected and how these needs can be addressed. You gain understanding of the wider specialist and advanced practice role in areas such as leadership, peer support, education and service development and improvement. How you learn This is primarily a distance learning course using online learning. We supply you with a range of online learning and teaching resources, including access to library resources and information databases.Each module provides clear guidance on how to approach your self-directed study, enhanced by online, tutor facilitated group discussions allowing you to share views and practice experience with other students. You learn through
  • online activities and discussion
  • essays/journal article
  • project and research work
  • service improvement plans
  • reflections
**Applied learning Work placements** This is a post-registration course, supporting practitioners already working in this field. As such, much of the learning and assessment you undertake will be related to, and based on the work you are undertaking in your local practice. Live projects In the final masters stage you research a specific area of interest relevant to your professional role and priorities in practice. This enables you to specialise in your chosen topic, develop expertise and hopefully influence practice or policy.


Year 1 - Compulsory modules Advanced Communication In Supportive Care Excellence In Prostate Cancer Treatment And Care Year 2 - Compulsory modules Personalised Care And Supported Self-Management For Those Affected By Cancer Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Elective modules Collaborative Working In Symptom Management End Of Life Decision Making Evaluating Service Improvement Evidencing Your CPD Information Giving And Informed Consent Leadership In Practice (Distance Learning) Psychology Of Cancer Care Final year - Compulsory modules Dissertation 60 Credits

Assessment method


Entry requirements

Academic Qualifications Any of the following: • A degree in a related healthcare subject e.g. nursing or radiotherapy & oncology. • Higher diploma level, professionally recognised qualification in a related healthcare subject e.g. nursing or radiotherapy. Other qualifications Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Level of English language capability If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area.

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Prostate Cancer Care at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS