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Contemporary practice in breast cancer genetics and diagnosis

This module is designed for multi-disciplinary healthcare practitioners working in the field of breast cancer diagnosis and care. This module will develop and extend the participants' clinical expertise necessary to contribute to the multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis of breast disease. It will facilitate the participants' broader appreciation of the tools and techniques that underpin the diagnosis of breast abnormalities from the academic perspective. The module will explore a full range of current and future practice relating to modern and developing breast cancer services.


Learning outcomes:  

  • critically appraise the current and emerging range of imaging technologies available for breast cancer diagnosis to add value to the health care management of the woman and the decision making process within the context of breast cancer diagnosis;
  • review the outcome of the initial presentation of pathology to subsequently select the appropriate diagnostic pathway in order to exclude/confirm breast disease;
  • evaluate the clinical application of contemporary genetic and family history assessment to meet both the client and service needs
  • critically discuss any current and emerging practices in breast cancer diagnosis.

Who is the module for:  

All healthcare practitioners working in the field of breast cancer diagnosis and care.

Module code:   RA7004


Entry criteria:  

Degree or diploma in Radiography or other healthcare profession or equivalent.

Number of credits and level of study:   30 credits at level 7.

Assessment:  

Coursework Essay - (Family history & genetics) 2500 words 50%

Review of the literature (relating to current & future trends in imaging) (1500 words) 25%

Scenario (practical application of future trends) (1500 words) 25%

Location:   The Rose Centre, St George's Hospital, Cranmer Terrace, SW17 0RE

Pattern of Delivery:   TBC


Module dates*

*Dates may change

Fee:   £1600

Module leader:   Ms Sherril Spencer (primary)

Contemporary practice in breast cancer genetics and diagnosis