1 x 16-hour intensive workshop once-only
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
1 Admission into GCCR-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation
1a Admission into GDPCR-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation
1b Admission into MCR-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation
1c Admission into MCRNOT-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation (Neurological Occupational Therapy)
1d Admission into MCRNPT-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation (Neurological Physiotherapy)
1e Admission into MNG/CR-Master of Nursing (Coursework and Research)
1f Admission into MCRA-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation [1.5 years]
1g Admission into MHCR/R-Master of Health and Clinical Research
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g))
Assignment(s); Tutorial participation
Topic description
This topic will explore principles of cancer care and rehabilitation, both for those who have survived the illness, and for those with a terminal diagnosis. Patient directed care will be reviewed to underpin the core rehabilitation considerations for this population. Common clinical scenarios for various diagnoses will be discussed and practical strategies on how to manage the psychological and physical impacts of these presentations explored.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to;

  • Broaden student’s understanding of principles of cancer care and survivorship care and how they apply to rehabilitation.

  • Facilitate critical thinking and clinical reasoning to advance patient centred care within cancer rehabilitation.

  • Develop student’s understanding of how cancer rehabilitation can enhance comprehensive multidisciplinary care.

  • Explore common clinical scenarios in cancer rehabilitation and provide practical strategies regarding how to manage these.

Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic students will be able to;

  • Identify the benefits of rehabilitation for those with cancer, and demonstrate awareness of the importance of timing, a holistic approach, and patient directed care.

  • Identify patient goals that encompass a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to both survivorship and terminal care.

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to a diverse population of cancer patients, and their psychosocial and physical needs.

  • Generate practical strategies on how to manage both psychosocial and physical needs for those with cancer receiving rehabilitation.

  • Demonstrate the capacity to identify areas of concern in cancer rehabilitation such as patient pain, fatigue, anxiety, or lymphedema, and know who to, and how to, refer to those who specialise in the management of these symptoms.