Cancer and Cancer Care

Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality therefore health care professionals in most settings will encounter people with the disease. This module will critically examine key concepts in cancer and cancer care to enable practitioners to provide informed patient and carer support. It has direct relevance to nurses and allied health professionals working in both acute and community settings who support people with cancer as part of their role.

Module Code NM7 972
Level 7
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions

The aims of the module are to:

  • Promote an understanding of key concepts in cancer treatments and care which can be applied by health and social practitioners who support people affected by cancer in general or specialist primary, secondary or tertiary settings.
  • Promote critical reflection on holistic approaches to supporting people affected by cancer at different stages of the disease trajectory.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Critically appraise the relevance of carcinogenesis, grading and staging to practice.
  • Critically reflect on the multidimensional impact of cancer and its treatment on those affected by the disease.
  • Critically appraise a range of treatments for cancer.
  • Critically evaluate holistic approaches to improving the experiences of people affected by cancer at different stages of the disease trajectory.
  • Discuss and debate approaches to promoting the prevention, early detection and diagnosis of cancers.
  • Justify approaches which promote equality and diversity in cancer care.

KSF – Core Dimensions

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:

  1. Communication
  2. Personal and People Development
  3. Health, Safety and Security
  4. Service Improvement
  5. Quality
  6. Equality and Diversity


For further information on the module,
please contact:
For application information,
please contact:

Debbie Wyatt
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Riverside campus
Castle Drive
Chester CH1 1SL

T: 01244 511657


Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000