Understanding Cancer Support Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College
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Course Overview

  • Unit 01 -Cancer awareness:
    In this unit the learner will gain knowledge of the different categories and types of cancer and its prevalence in the UK. The learner will also understand how the approach to cancer care has changed over time.

  • Unit 02 – Introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer:
    In this unit the learner will gain knowledge of detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer .The learner will also understand the impact of being diagnosed with cancer has on an individual, family and friends.

  • Unit 03 – Introduction to cancer care and support:
    In this unit the learner will gain knowledge and understanding of how family members and others support individuals with cancer care. The learner will also understand how coping strategies and self-management can help support emotional and mental wellbeing.

  • Unit 04 – Introduction to end of life and bereavement care:
    In this unit the learner will gain knowledge of end of life and bereavement care and what factors can affect an individual’s views on death and dying. The learner will also understand the process of loss and the stages of grief.

Assessment Methods

Assessment are due at the end of each unit.

Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning.

A certificate will be awareded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Spotlight

The staff have been very supportive they will do anything to help whether it be staying late or putting in 100% to make the lessons more suited to you. The staff have backgrounds in the specific course in which you want to take which helps to get another person’s view on what it’s like to work in the sector and also the course covers all areas of the subject and there is nothing that isn’t covered within the syllabus and modules.

Lauren Pierce - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

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