University of Technology Sydney

94923 Oncology and Haematology Conditions

6cp; 2hpw x 12wks (lectures); 3hpw x 9wks (practical); 15hours independent study
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Students completing this subject develop, consolidate and advance their knowledge of cancer biology, epidemiology, and pathophysiology in cancers comprising of solid and non-solid tumours across oncology and haematology, from localised to the advanced and metastatic stages of disease across paediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. Students also expand their clinical understanding of how cancer is medically treated (e.g., surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy), and expand their clinical skills to support all people affected by cancer (i.e., people with cancer and their caregivers) through-out the treatment and disease trajectories using exercise as medicine. Students also develop an understanding of clinical trials in oncology and haematology, and the interactions this may have with clinical exercise physiology practice among the multidisciplinary cancer care team. Students expand their practical skills in clinical assessment, exercise selection, prescription, delivery, progression, monitoring, and case management, through adopting evidenced-informed practice and applying scientific knowledge. Students prepare for clinical placement, accreditation, and professional practice using critical thinking and clinical reasoning to deliver optimal outcomes within a person-centred approach.

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