University of Chester

University of Chester

Oncology for Health and Social Care Practitioners

This course promotes a deep understanding of issues which affect the quality of cancer care, and through this enables health and social care practitioners to positively influence the health and wellbeing of those affected by cancer; it provides a critical awareness of how the context of organisational provision impacts on the quality of cancer services; promotes a critical understanding of the impact of cancer on those affected by the disease; it also helps practitioners to develop strategies to effect quality cancer care at individual and organisational levels and promotes recognition of the crucial role of effective communication in cancer and palliative care, and its application within the work environment; continues to develop the practitioners' skills in collaborative practice and the partnership delivery of cancer care, and to consider the impact of their professional role within the organisation and wider context.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be health and social care professionals or practitioners whose role involves promoting quality services and interventions for people affected by cancer; and must be able to provide evidence of undergraduate study.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Enhancing quality in cancer care; improving the experiences of people living with and beyond cancer; optional modules: advanced communication skills in cancer and palliative care; communication and collaboration in palliative care.

Assessment methods

Online discussions; seminar presentations; essays/reports; objective structured clinical examination; critique of skills used.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 1,275 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time £ 2,880 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Riverside Campus Chester CH1 1SF North West

Key information

Health and Social Care Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000