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Cancer: Prevention through to Palliation - HSBH3007

Year - 2020

The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) has called for all cancer patients to have an exercise program provided to them by a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist. In this unit of study, students will be introduced to a range of issues related to prevention, detection and interventions for 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, including lymphoedema; 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
S1C: 2x1-hr lectures/week for 13 weeks and 1x2-hr tutorial/week for 6weeks; S2CIOC:(4x1-hr lectures/week and 1x2-hr tutorial/week) for 6 weeks

Assessment
Group presentation and individual patient brochure (15mins) (40%), 2-hr final exam (60%)

Pre-requisites

Students must have completed at least 48 credit points

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Intensive March

17 Feb 2020

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 13 Mar 2020
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
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Intensive October

21 Sep 2020

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 09 Oct 2020
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
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Intensive October

21 Sep 2020

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 09 Oct 2020
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: Professor Glen Davis (S1C) Dr Elizabeth Dylke (S2CIOC)
HECS Band: 2
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