Taught course

Cancer Studies

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. You must be working in the healthcare profession or related field. You will need to nominate a work place mentor to provide professional and specialist advice and guidance to support your progress through the course. You must be IT literate to complete our highly interactive online course. You also need to have access to a computer with a printer and a reliable internet connection. We will consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our part time, online course covers all aspects of delivering care to patients. You will study treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives. Well-established cancer institutes and oncological and palliative care experts developed and deliver the course. You will enjoy a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating experience wherever you are worldwide.

This course is designed to provide oncology, palliative care and oncology pharmaceutical industry professionals with detailed knowledge about the interrelationship between oncology and clinical cancer service provision.

Through the course you will develop clinical leadership, clinical excellence and the ability to cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration in the delivery of evidence based oncology and palliative care. This includes sharing mutually valuable information to help develop clinical practice. You will be introduced to the basis of research in oncology and palliative care, preparing you for further research within the fields.

We have designed this course in collaboration with the Northern Institute for Cancer Research (NICR) and it is delivered in association with the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC).

Our students include:

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • pharmacists
  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • radiographers
  • Senior House Officers and Registrars training for part one of the Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) examination or in medical oncology

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.O overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and reading and 6.5 in speaking and listening). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

distance learning
12-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Medical Sciences, Oncology and Palliative Care Team
Email
oncpall@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7032