Urological oncology comprises a substantial proportion of clinical urology. The management of urological cancers requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of the pathological basis, imaging and diagnosis as well as treatment options for all stages. This unit of study aims to prepare the training surgeon interested in urology or surgical oncology for a career managing urological cancers. The unit will include cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, penile cancer and other rarer cancers. By the end of the unit, a deep understanding of uro-oncology will be gained and students will have a sound understanding of how to effectively manage patients with urological cancers in the ward and clinic. This includes diagnosis, staging, and management of localised and advanced cancers. Not only will students have a thorough understanding of the role and outcomes of surgery in the management of these cancers, but also the role of radiotherapy, medical oncology and importance of imaging and pathology.
Compulsory 1 day face to face workshop, online discussion forums
4 x 600 word case-based discussion board assignments (40%); workshop participation (20%); participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (20%); online quizzes (20%)
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