This collaboration between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport offers unique development opportunities for welfare social care and allied healthcare professionals, professionals working charitable organisations and others in the voluntary sector who work with people affected by cancer and/or long term conditions and who are committed to improving the life experience of service users and carers).
Enhancing the quality of life for people affected by cancer and long term conditions is a social priority across the UK. Welfare and benefits advice provision is a complex area for those concerned with ensuring effective support for those with cancer or long term conditions.
Over the course of three modules, this online distance-learning programme aims to deliver a comprehensive understanding of:
This programme enhances professional practice and complements National Standards for Information and Advice providers. Students are introduced to the most up to date ideas and debates in these fields and are offered the opportunity to learn from leading professionals and academics.
The modules will be available part time and take into account the range of academic entry levels of participants, some of whom may not have studied in Higher Education before.
The modules, which can be taken on a stand-alone basis or integrated into a programme of study, are delivered primarily via online study using Succeed. Students are encouraged to attend one introduction day on campus each semester. Materials are available online via Succeed, supported by textbooks (library), individual and group tasks, web-based discussion and further information activities. Each module is worth 20 credits at SCQF Level 9.
Access may be granted on the basis of previous study and qualifications or professional competency and experience. There is acknowledgement that many nursing, allied health and social care professionals within practice are delivering high quality and professional care. Many of these individuals may wish to pursue further academic study but may be new to degree studies or may be returning to academic study after a break of some years.
The Gateway to Further Studies module is available to applicants and is designed to assist these professionals gain the necessary confidence and academic skills to undertake further education. This module provides a mechanism for students to access individual and collective learning resources and develop the key academic skills and confidence required for successful engagement in degree level studies. Please note, this is an optional module. Students are not required to complete this prior to beginning the programme. Please contact the programme lead, Dr Nicola Cunningham for further information about the Gateway Module and about entrance requirements.
Students are required to complete two assignments for each module. For example, for module 1, assignments consist of one essay assignment and one reflective diary assignment. There are no examinations for this programme.
Part-time: available Spring and Autumn Semester