Prostate cancer care for advanced non-medical practitioners

This online course is designed for non-medical practitioners working at, or with a desire to work at, an advanced level to manage the care of people with prostate cancer.

Future course dates to be confirmed.
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Fully online

75 hours

course LENGTH
12 weeks

75 hours
15 credits

What you'll learn

The principles
of cancer

Presenting symptoms and patient experience

Screening, referral and diagnosis

Shared decision making and personalised care

Introduction to the management of prostate cancer

Androgen deprivation

Localised and locally advanced prostate cancer

Advanced prostate

Learning objectives

  • work in partnership with a person with suspected prostate cancer or a diagnosis of prostate cancer to support their decision-making

  • demonstrate in depth knowledge and skills about legal and professional accountability and frameworks related to advanced non-medical practice

  • demonstrate knowledge and skills to explore needs and concerns with a person with and/or being treated for prostate cancer

  • critically apply in-depth knowledge of prostate cancer biology, their treatments and the rationale for their use

  • effectively use advanced communication skills to share complex information with people with and/or being treated for prostate cancer

  • autonomously conduct and document effective assessment for a person with suspected or confirmed prostate cancer

  • apply specialist knowledge of prostate cancer to identify actions that might apply to more than one need or concern for an individual
  • critically analyse best evidence to support safe practice in caring for men with confirmed or suspected prostate cancer

Lead course tutor

Louisa is a Consultant Nurse and leads the uro-oncology CNS teams at Guy’s Hospital. She specialises in the care of people with advanced prostate cancer, with a particular interest in androgen deprivation therapy.

Louisa has 30 years’ experience in urological nursing, and has an MSc in Advancing Health Care Practice, postgraduate qualifications in healthcare ethics and Law, and is a non-medical prescriber. She is chair of the European Association of Urological Nurses Prostate Special interest group, and has also held trustee and officer positions for the British Association of Urological Nurses.
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Ready to apply?

Watch. Read. Discuss. Interact. Improve.

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

Feedback and support

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

What learners on this course say

It can be hard to balance work, family and study, but I’ve found that the course was really well structured with very clear information, great interactive content, and very good support for further reading and research.

This has cemented my knowledge…which will hopefully make me a better practitioner.

Advanced oncology pharmacist and urology non-medical prescriber
I found the module extremely useful and beneficial to my role. It has enabled me to reflect on my practice, examine pathways currently available to patients, and initiate change to enhance patient experience.

It has also allowed me to meet and network with other prostate clinical nurse specialists throughout the country, which provided a good support network whilst working on the course and I hope in the future too.

Clinical nurse specialist
The course really filled a gap in my training by offering a breadth of content that is not routinely covered in any other courses/modules.

I learned specifically about holistically managing patients and their prostate cancer, which was an area my previous training was lacking.

I would strongly recommend the course to all advanced practitioners working in prostate cancer.

Oncology pharmacist

Frequently asked questions

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What are the entry requirements?

The course is open to all registered non-medical practitioners working at, or with a desire to work at, an advanced level to manage the care of people with prostate cancer.

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 75 hours over 12 weeks to complete the online module.

You’ll need a further 75 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?

The course runs for 12 weeks and these timings are linked with KCL accreditation deadlines.

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