3 - 7 Jul 2017

Principles of Metastatic Breast Cancer Care

This course is designed primarily for nurses and allied health professionals working with patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Programme:

This course will advance your knowledge and insight into the disease and its impact, enabling you to develop appropriate care, support and services. 

Key topics covered:

  • Metastatic breast cancer biology and pathophysiology
  • The impact of metastatic breast cancer on individuals and family
  • Treatment options for metastatic breast cancer and decision making
  • Assessment and management of common symptoms seen in this client group (e.g. fungating breast, bone pain, fatigue)
  • Identification and management of relevant palliative care emergencies
  • Supportive communication skills and strategies

This course has academic credit of 15 credits at either level 6 or 7. There is an assessment of a 2,000 word essay for level 6 or a 3,000 word essay for level 7.  The course is validated by The University of East Anglia.

Registration:

For more information and to apply please visit the Royal Marsden School website.