MSc Specialist Practice (Cancer) / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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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, 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.
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.
Tailor your course
Choose from a range of course units to suit your own professional and clinical interests within cancer care.
Learn from - and alongside - professionals from various fields of health and social care practice.
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.
We use a range of teaching and learning methods, including face-to-face, blended and online learning.
The course focuses on an active learning approach and is designed to prompt the discovery, processing and application of knowledge through collaboration and cooperation.
You will draw on your own experiences - both academic and work-based - when learning. The course will promote the construction of understanding through task-related activities and reflection.
We have extensive experience and good practice in online learning, with dedicated e-learning technologists to support you and our staff in making the most of the e-learning platform.
This course does not have a practice placement element.
Find out more by visiting the postgraduate teaching and learning page.
Coursework and assessment
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.
|Advanced Evidence Based Practice & Leadership||NURS60045||30||Mandatory|
|Critical appraisal and evidence synthesis||NURS60015||15||Optional|
|Quantitative design and analysis||NURS60016||15||Optional|
|Qualitative design and analysis||NURS60017||15||Optional|
|Managing Research in Health and Social Care¿||NURS60020||15||Optional|
|Principles and Practice of Cancer Care L7||NURS60033||15||Optional|
|Principles and Practice of Breast Care Nursing||NURS60035||30||Optional|
|Promoting Effective Practice in Supportive and Palliative Care||NURS60036||15||Optional|
|Effective strategies for advanced communication||NURS60092||15||Optional|
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Individual units from this course can be taken as standalone courses for continuing professional development (CPD).
See the nursing, midwifery and social work CPD page for further information.