Welcome to course unit. We hope that you will enjoy the varied learning experiences which this course has to offer over the next few months.
The course unit is designed to enable students to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to caring for the patient with a haematological malignancy.
The course unit is structured to enable qualified health professionals caring for individuals with a haematological cancer to remain in their own areas of practice to attain the course learning outcomes; although students have the option to negotiate access to service areas providing additional aspects of patient care in this context.
Course unit content follows three generic themes which follow the patient pathway; indications for treatment, the process of treatment and the range of treatment options and the effects of undergoing treatment for haematological malignancy, including rehabilitation, survivorship, supportive and palliative care and end of life care provision.
The course unit is constantly evolving in recognition of changing nature of clinical practice. This is undertaken through close collaboration between the University of Manchester and The Christie School of Oncology/Haematology department. This team approach aims to integrate theory into practice and is seen as an essential component of the course unit.
Students will normally have the opportunity to receive feedback on formative work submitted prior to the summative assessment. Other feedback opportunities will also be available in class and online discussion boards. Online feedback is provided in Grademark. Provisional feedback based on internal marking will be made available prior to the Exam Board on the basis that these marks are yet to be ratified at the Exam Board and therefore may be subject to change. A standard feedback mechanism in Grademark is utilised across all postgraduate programmes within the School which provides detailed and constructive feedback on each component and aspect of assessment and identifies areas of strength and those aspects which could be enhanced.
Student feedback is obtained through open discussion forums on blackboard, in class discussions, via formal University unit evaluation forms and also qualitative, in house evaluations at the end of the unit.