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Health and Life Sciences Department of Clinical Health Care Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and most people's lives are touched by the disease at some point. Increased screening and early detection, coupled with continually improving treatments, is leading to improvements in mortality rates for many cancers. There are over 2 million survivors of cancer in the UK today. However, the impact of cancer does not stop when treatment is over, and cancer can have a wide-ranging impact on physical, psychological, social, practical and financial aspects of life. In addition, the diagnosis and treatment of cancer raises many interesting ethical and policy issues. This new MSc course offers an innovative interdisciplinary perspective on the study of cancer, and provides the opportunity to undertake advanced study in Oxford, a world-renowned academic location, with a new Cancer Centre and a range of expert practitioners working in cancer diagnosis, treatment, care and support. Cancer research is also key focus and the school hosts the prestigious HRH Prince Sultan Chair in Cancer Care. The course emphasises the interaction of biomedical sciences with the disciplines of sociology and psychology. It aims to equip you to apply key theories and concepts critically, and to develop the skills required to engage in debates about the impact of cancer on the individual, the family and society. The MSc in Cancer Studies (Interdisciplinary) is open to UK, EU and international applicants. The course will appeal to a wide range of individuals who wish to develop a deeper understanding of cancer and its impact, including science and social science graduates, those with a nursing or allied health professional training, and people working in the pharmaceutical industry and the charity sector. Potential applicants may also include those who have been affected by cancer (either themselves or a family member). Most applicants will have an undergraduate degree and for those who have not previously studied Biology above A-Level, or equivalent, there will be a prerequisite to complete an online pre-course in cancer biology. This is not a formally assessed course. Unique features of this new course include: * Interdisciplinary cross-university teaching and research in law, history, ethics, sociology, psychology and applied biology. * A range of optional modules to support and complement individual interests and requirements. * It is based within the School of Health and Social Care, which has a strong research programme in the area of Supportive Cancer Care. * Strong and collaborative links with the local hospital and Primary Care Trusts, the Cancer Centre and the Regional Cancer Network. Course content The final award depends upon the number of modules you take. A PGCert requires the successful completion of three modules and the PGDip requires the successful completion of six modules. The MSc requires the successful completion of nine modules, which must include an advanced research methods module and a dissertation. Compulsory modules for the MSc are: * Applied Cancer Biology * Cancer in Context 1 ? Historical, Epidemiological and Policy Perspectives * Cancer in Context 2 ? Psycho-social Perspectives on Living with Cancer * Research Methods * Dissertation You will also have the opportunity to select an additional two optional modules to suit the individual focus of your studies. We offer a range of courses to help you meet the academic and English language entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses. Take our Pre-Master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course Take our University English course to help you to meet the English language requirements of your master's course For more information about these courses please visit http:www.brookes.ac.ukinternatio
Health and Life Sciences Department of Clinical Health Care Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and most people's lives are touched by the disease at some point. Increased screening and early detection, coupled with continually improving treatments, is leading to improvements in mortality rates for many cancers. There are over 2 million survivors of cancer in the UK today. However, the impact of cancer does not stop when treatment is over, and cancer can have a wide-ranging...