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Prostate Cancer


This module aims to enable an in-depth understanding of the current knowledge and evidence based findings on prostate cancer and its management. Content is very much patient centred, with specific reference to the patient journey and the physical and psychological impact of the disease and its management.

Contemporary issues and approaches related to patient management and care will be discussed and critical reflection and evaluation of own and others clinical practice will be encouraged. This will have a clear emphasis on identifying implications for the practitioner role and the delivery of service.

Who the module is aimed at 

This module is relevant to health care professionals working with those affected by prostate cancer, typically therapy radiographers, nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient

For the individual, the module provides an opportunity to enhance and deepen knowledge and understanding of prostate cancer and its management and also recent research findings underpinning both current and future practice. Individuals have the opportunity to listen to expert clinicians and also service users and also have the opportunity to interact with each other and share ideas and experience. Critical reflection on current practice and how this might be improved for the benefit of both the service and patient is encouraged.

What you learn 

The module aims to develop an in-depth, critical understanding of the current knowledge and evidence based findings on prostate cancer and its management and also has a clear emphasis on how the disease and its treatment impacts both physically and psychosocially on those affected.

General areas covered 

  • Diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Treatment of prostate cancer (all stages)
  • The physical and psychosocial impact of prostate cancer and its treatment and the care of those affected

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills 

  • Evidence based practice
  • Reflective practice
  • Critical appraisal and analysis

Unique or interesting features

You will have regular online opportunities to discuss and share practice and ideas with others on the module and gain feedback from your tutor.

Professional recognition

Accredited by Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).

Supported by Prostate Cancer UK.

Funding may also be available from Prostate Cancer UK -    

To study this distance learning module you will require access to a computer with

  • a reliable internet connection
  • Microsoft Windows XP or newer (PCs) / OSX 10.6 or newer (Mac)
  • Internet Explorer version 8 or newer (PC), Safari 4.0 or newer (Mac) or the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 or newer
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Fees and Funding

Indicative price

525 - Funding for this module may also be available via Prostate Cancer UK


This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:

East Midlands LBR
NHS London
SSPRD Yorkshire and the Humber

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

PG Application Form (PDF 985 KB)

To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Catherine Holborn –    or the student experience team:

(0114) 225 2373

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this module are as follows

• Relevant professional qualification
• Relevant work experience

(The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form)

International students must have reliable internet access and supply IELTS scores.

If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS average score of 6.5 on entry into the programme. No individual elements should be below 5.5.


Delivery method

Distance Learning

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Provisional timetable

This module is planned to commence in September 2016 and again in January 2017 as follows: 

September 2016

Online induction from 5th September with online learning from week commencing 19th September.  The module ends on Monday 19th December 2016

January 2017

Online induction from 9th January with online learning from week commencing 23rd January.  The module ends on Thursday 4th May 2017  

For distance learning modules attendance at the University is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.

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Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

• Written Assignment

Level and credits

Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits