Allies in Cancer Care

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Develop your skills and personal resilience with this fully funded online course delivered by University of Salford in collaboration with The Christie School of Oncology. Benefit from the experiences of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) across Greater Manchester with exclusive access to a community of practice.

Course details

The course is exclusively on demand, and consists of eight, 90 minute topics. Each topic is supported by resources, put together by experts, and is designed to signpost you to further information to help you and your patients.

All topics are available to you from now until September 2023, so you can watch them at a time that suits you, allowing flexibility in accessing and completing the course.

As part of your learning experience, you will also have access to:

  • Regular community of practice live discussion sessions.
  • A community of practice forum.
  • Useful resources and wider reading.

To complete the course, you need to:

  • Watch all eight topics.
  • Complete a short assessment.

The assessment is short, and once completed you will receive your CPD certificate.

Register to access the course

What does the course cover?

The course will cover the following topics:

  1. Understanding cancer and its treatments.
  2. Understanding the psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis including strategies for healthcare professionals to better support people with a cancer diagnosis.
  3. Developing personal resilience and communication skills.
  4. Supporting people with a cancer diagnosis to live well.
  5. Nutrition for living with and beyond cancer.
  6. Service improvement skills and how to work effectively with service user representatives.
  7. Understanding palliative and end of life care.
  8. Understanding and delivering personalised care interventions for cancer patients.

On completion of the course you will receive a CPD certificate which will evidence the knowledge you have gained.

How much does it cost?

The course is fully-funded by the European Social Fund and commissioned through Skills for Growth and Greater Manchester Combined Authority. This means that you will not incur any costs by attending this course. Through these funding bodies, Allied Health Professionals and Registered Nurses are being supported to develop the skills they need to reach their maximum potential and the shared vision, across Greater Manchester, of creating a workforce that meets the needs of its service users and delivers an enhanced patient experience.