Care of the patient with an acute oncology indication

This online module is designed for registered health professionals who are required to assess and manage the care of patients with an acute oncology indication.

This includes staff working in emergency services, acute medicine and community services.

Our next course starts on 9 September 2024.

Our next application deadline is in:
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Fully online

150 hours

12 weeks

150 hours
30 credits

What you'll learn

Drivers for acute

Principles of cancer and its treatment

Suspected cancer

Symptom assessment and management

Acute oncology

Ethical and legal issues in acute oncology

Learning objectives

  • explain local acute oncology services and how and when to contact these services

  • refer patients to the local acute oncology service appropriately
  • recognise patients presenting with an acute oncology indication

  • ensure patients with an acute oncology indication have appropriate ongoing management.
  • initiate the management of urgent / emergency treatment

Lead course tutor

Michael has been the Acute Oncology Nurse Consultant at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust for 11 years and a cancer nurse for 33 years.

He has an MSc in Advanced practice from King’s College London and a PGCert in Health Services Management from London South Bank University.

He is an independent prescriber, and is currently undertaking an MSc in Health Professions Education at UCL.
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Watch. Read. Discuss. Interact. Improve.

This online module provides you with an effective and engaging learning experience that fits around your work and personal commitments. We have crafted a rich learning experience featuring:

Bite-sized interactive video lectures

Short, sharp videos with animations, graphics and exercises to explain key concepts clearly

Case studies and interviews

We bring topics to life with interactive case studies and interviews with experts in their field. 

Live classes and tutorials

This module features three live sessions to provide a space ask questions and work on activities together.

Feedback and support

Our module team provides tailored feedback on all of your assignments and contributions

What learners on this course say

I have really enjoyed this course! It has provided excellent assessment and management knowledge, developed my assessment skills, and made me even more excited about how our own acute oncology service will grow and develop.
The course encompasses what acute oncology is and can be. It has provided structure to my assessments and in turn improved my plans for patients.
The multiple different categories and options for learning new skills, refreshing old ones or trying different challenges, and the student project resources are superb.

Frequently asked questions

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What are the entry requirements?

You’ll need to be a registered health professional who is required to assess and/or manage the care of patients with an acute oncology indication.

How much will it cost?

The course fee is £1,200.

Is a Purchase Order number necessary?

To guarantee a place on any of our courses, the submitted application form will need to be accompanied by a valid PO Number. 

If a valid Purchase Order Number is not received within one month before the course starts, we will defer your enrolment until the next cohort or until we have received a PO Number.

Self-funding applicants do not need to submit a Purchase Order Number, but the raised invoice will need to be paid before the commencement of the course.

Is there an additional fee for the work based learning?

You do not need to pay any extra to complete the WBL.

How much time do I need?

You’ll need 150 hours over 12 weeks to complete the online module.

You’ll need a further 150 hours if you’d like to complete a work-based learning module for academic credit with King’s College London.

There was some information missing in my application form. Does this matter?

A submitted incomplete application form will need to have all information completed in order to secure a place on any of our courses.

Our Course Administrator will be in touch to advise if any information is missing.

Ready to apply?

This module runs twice a year
Apply by
2 September 2024

Start date
9 September 2024