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This course is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of supporting adults living with cancer. This course is suitable for anyone working in health and social care. The focus is on the study of cancer support in the health and social care sector and what cancer is, its diagnosis and treatment. It also covers elements of the support needs of people living with cancer.
Who is the course suitable for?
This qualification is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of supporting adults living with cancer. It could be used as a continuous professional development (CPD) qualification for learners already working within the health care and social care sectors or for individuals providing informal care.
You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials and resources.
How is the course delivered?
Learners work through the course materials for the programme through distance learning, therefore, there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification.
The content of this qualification includes:
Unit 01: Cancer awareness
In this unit the learner will gain knowledge of the different categories and types of cancer and its prevalence in the UK. The learner will also understand how the approach to cancer care has changed over time.
Unit 02: Introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer
The learner will gain knowledge of detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The learner will also understand the impact of being diagnosed with cancer has on an individual, family and friends.
Unit 03: Introduction to cancer care and support
Learners will gain knowledge and understanding of how family members and others support individuals with cancer care. The learner will also understand how coping strategies and self-management can help support emotional and mental wellbeing
Unit 04: Introduction to end of life and bereavement care
The learner will gain knowledge of end of life and bereavement care and what factors can affect an individual’s views on death and dying. The learner will also understand the process of loss and the stages of grief.
Successful completion of this course will award you with a qualification in its own right. It will however also provide a sound preparation for further study across a range of vocational qualifications including Level 2 in Diploma in Care, End of Life Care , The Care Certificate, Adult Social Care.