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PG Cert Cancer Survivorship

Course Description

This unique course will provide you with comprehensive, up-to-date information, while exploring key developments in the field (moving from hospital-based follow-up to self-management, etc). It is aimed at anybody who has practical involvement and/or interest in dealing with people affected by cancer.

Our strong and growing links with local, national and international agencies will help you develop a critical and reflective approach to working with this growing population.

The course is delivered online via our virtual learning environment which means you study from anywhere in the world.

Depending on the number of credits you accrue, you can achieve either a PgCert or Single Module:

• PgCert (60 credits)
• Single Module (30 credits)

Key benefits:

• Obtain a better understanding of the long-term impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment on individuals and their families
• Gain an overview of the cultural shift in the approach to care and support for people living with and beyond cancer
• Enjoy opportunities to interact with a variety of health and social care practitioners

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/cancer-survivorship

Suitable for

Health and social care professionals working with people affected by cancer.
Employers, managers, trade unionists, etc. who have either direct experience or interest in the support of this group

Programme details

On the course, you will:

• Critically appraise the complex issues associated with cancer survivors and their families.
• Gain the appropriate knowledge and skills to adjust to the cultural shift in the approach to care and support for people living with and • beyond cancer.
• Have the comprehensive knowledge, skills and abilities to evaluate research which underpins cancer survivorship.


Both modules are delivered online through our virtual learning environment, Blackboard, and online class-room, Collaborate. Blackboard allows you to access learning materials, participate in discussion boards and webinars, and access recommended reading lists. The vast majority of this recommended reading is available through the library in electronic form.

Online lectures are delivered by subject experts via Collaborate and recorded for future use. Where appropriate experienced practitioners and clients may also join online sessions or get involved via video.

Module titles

• The impact of cancer and its treatment
• Support to live with and beyond cancer


You will be assessed through

• Essay (100%)

Career potential

Health and social care practitioners who obtain this qualification may use it as a credential for promotion within their organisation.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the PG Cert Cancer Survivorship page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Registered health and social care professionals whose clinical experience includes patients with cancer, with at least one year’s relevant experience.You will normally be expected to have a minimum of a 2.2 degree classification and satisfactory referencesIf you don’t have a minimum 2.2 degree, your application will still be considered if you have relevant experience, in line with the University’s Accredited Prior Learning (APL) procedureIf your first language is not English, we require an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in any component.

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