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Cancer: Prevention through to Palliation - HSBH3007

Year - 2018

Cancer has been listed as one of the top priorities by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare due to the commonality of this disease and its impact. In this unit of study, students will be introduced to a range of issues related to prevention, detection and interventions for cancer. Breast cancer will be used as the exemplar, but we will also draw examples from other cancer. Topics to be covered will include an overview of the pathophysiology of cancer and the medical management of this condition, detection of cancer (imaging), role of exercise in prevention through palliation, prevention and interventions for psychosocial and physical impairments arising from treatments, communication strategies for persons with cancer and their families, and an overview of services for the cancer community, including the patient. One of the focuses of intervention strategies will be patient-centred care, informed by current evidence.

Classes
4x1-hr lectures/week and 1x2-hr tutorial/week for 6 weeks (Week 10 - 15)

Assessment
Group presentation (15mins) (30%), 2-hr exam (70%)

Pre-requisites

Students must have completed at least 48 credit points

Details

Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Cumberland
Faculty: Health Sciences

Intensive October

24 Sep 2018

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Oct 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Glen Davis
HECS Band: 2
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