MSc Specialist Practice (Cancer) / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course description

Our MSc Specialist Practice (Cancer) course is a partnership between The University of Manchester and The Christie School of Oncology aimed at nurses and other health professionals who want to develop their professional skills and clinical practice within oncology.

You will develop an expert knowledge base, higher decision-making skills and professional competencies to deliver care within the integrated multi-professional clinical teams that will form the basis of future healthcare delivery.

The course consists of a wide range of taught generic professional skills and advanced clinical practice units that can be undertaken individually as CPD or as part of a postgraduate qualification.

The MSc can be studied full-time (one year) or part-time (up to five years), allowing you to fit study around your other commitments. The delivery format of the course has been tailored to offer a large degree of flexibility, making it attractive and accessible to individuals currently working within the NHS both locally and nationally.

Special features

Flexible learning

You can study individual units or the full MSc on a part-time or full-time basis depending on your learning needs and other commitments.

Combined expertise

You will learn from academic and clinical experts at The University of Manchester - for which cancer is a major research beacon - and The Christie School of Oncology .

Teaching and learning

Our course units are supported by a dedicated team comprising academics, leaders in their fields of research and practice, specialist practitioners, e-learning specialists and professional support staff.

Find out more by visiting the postgraduate teaching and learning page.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment for each unit is mostly via written assignments.

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Advanced Evidence Based Practice & Leadership NURS60045 30 Mandatory
Effective strategies for advanced communication NURS60092 15 Mandatory
Critical appraisal and evidence synthesis NURS60015 15 Optional
Quantitative design and analysis NURS60016 15 Optional
Qualitative design and analysis NURS60017 15 Optional
Research Design NURS60018 15 Optional
Managing Research in Health and Social Care¿ NURS60020 15 Optional
Foundation in Cancer Care NURS60033 30 Optional
Principles and Practice of Breast Care Nursing NURS60035 30 Optional
Promoting Effective Practice in Supportive and Palliative Care NURS60036 15 Optional
Urological Cancer NURS60090 15 Optional
Public Health & The Prevention of Cancer NURS60091 15 Optional
Acute Oncology NURS60093 15 Optional
Delivery of systemic anti-cancer therapies for solid tumour malignancies NURS60094 15 Optional
Lung Cancer NURS60095 15 Optional
Colorectal Cancer NURS60096 15 Optional
Practical Radiotherapy NURS60097 15 Optional
Living with and beyond cancer NURS60098 15 Optional
Gynaecological Cancer NURS60099 15 Optional
Developing Practice and Managing Change NURS60141 15 Optional
Principles of Haematology Oncology NURS63160 15 Optional
Leadership in Professional Practice NURS63332 15 Optional
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Course collaborators

This MSc is a collaboration between the University and The Christie School of Oncology .

Facilities

This course is mostly delivered online. However, students can also access a range of facilities throughout the University.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service .

CPD opportunities

Individual units from this course can be taken as standalone courses for continuing professional development (CPD).