Cancer Prevention and Detection (Distance Learning)

This module is designed for nurses and allied health professionals who care for patients with cancer in any healthcare setting and wish to expand their knowledge on the prevention and detection of cancer.

It is ideally taken before attending ‘NMAH 3304 Cancer Care from Diagnosis to Survivorship’ but can be taken as stand-alone module.

This module explores the experiences of people up to the point of diagnosis. It enables you to develop your knowledge in health promotion, screening, epidemiology and aetiology as well as the biological basis including the study of the genetics of cancer, diagnostic methods and staging, and apply this knowledge to a specific tumour site.

The study of the theoretical principles and political dimensions that underpin cancer prevention and detection of cancer is examined.

The material for this module is delivered via the electronic learning environment known as Blackboard. Training and support in the use of this will be given. A computer with access to the Internet is essential to undertake this module.

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3305
Module Credits: 15
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Dr Lynn Furber
T: 0116 201 3974


All Attendance Dates

The course runs in Semester 2 from the 29 February 2019. 

You are expected to work on the module every week and contribute to online discussions and group work with your peers.

The course runs for 16 weeks. 

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here


Learning Beyond Registration contract


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