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Cancer across the Lifespan (MEDI90096)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMEDI90096
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Cancer throughout the lifespan will describe the specific factors associated with the care and treatment of children, adolescents, young, middle aged and older adults and geriatrics with cancer; from the time of diagnosis to the time of death. To address the complex needs of different age group cohorts, there is a need to look at the patient holistically to manage their complex medical conditions.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the unique differences in risk factors, comorbidities, prevalence, treatment and outcomes of cancers between patients of different age groups with cancer
  • Reflect on the psychosocial, emotional, physical and spiritual challenges facing patients of different age groups with cancer
  • Critically analyse the ways in which the cancer care of different age groups can continue to be improved

Generic skills

  • Advanced analytic skills
  • Skills in working collaboratively with individuals, groups and organisations
  • Increased capacity to manage unfamiliar problems
  • Improved written and communication skills
  • Increased ability to work independently and be self-motivated

Last updated: 6 August 2019