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Christie launches pioneering cancer MSc for nurses

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The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is starting a new specialist course for nurses and allied health professionals working in cancer.

The trust’s school of oncology is launching an MSc Specialist Practice: Cancer Pathway in partnership with the University of Manchester.

The course is designed to help cancer professionals improve levels of care, bringing the latest developments in the lab and classroom to the bedside. It will also improve career prospects.

Students will have the opportunity to learn from world renowned experts in the field of cancer education and care, said the trust.

Dr Cathy Heaven, associated director of education at the Christie, said; “For me, the unique aspect of the programme is that the development of specialist modules is led by people working in specialist practice on a daily basis.

“This gives students the confidence to know that when they undertake our modules, the learning is reinforced by ‘real world’ experience,” she added.

The course, which begins this month, provides students with the option to choose full or part-time study options, including online and face-to-face learning.

A number of units are also available to study individually, which could form part of a CPD or count towards a final award.

In addition, the school is looking at opportunities for access to this course via a higher apprenticeship route.



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