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University Accredited Courses

MODULE 1 � The role of complementary therapies in current healthcare practice
In collaboration with the University of the West of England (UWE)

Credits: 20 (Levels 2 or 3)

Who should attend?
Individuals working in a variety of health settings where they may have to develop policies and protocols for the introduction of complementary therapies
Healthcare professionals who wish to incorporate these approaches within their own practice

Outline Programme
This module introduces students to complementary therapies and how they can be safely integrated within a range of healthcare settings. It discusses the legal and ethical implications of introducing them alongside medical care, and practical ways in which therapies can be audited and evaluated.

The module is run over 8 study days:

Thurs 29 September 2005
Thurs 6 October 2005
Thurs 13 October 2005
Thurs 20 October 2005 
Thurs 3 November 2005
Thurs 10 November 2005 
Thurs 17 November 2005 
Thurs 24 November 2005 

2006 dates to be confirmed 

For further information please contact the Education Administrator at Bristol Cancer Help Centre on 0117 980 9520 or email education@bristolcancerhelp.org

 

Module 2 - Complementary Therapies and Cancer
In collaboration with the University of West of England (UWE)

Credits: 20 (Levels 2 or 3)

Who should attend?
Healthcare professionals working in all areas of cancer care.

Outline Programme
This module explores ways in which complementary therapies are used to enhance the management of cancer at all stages. It introduces a range of techniques and self-management strategies, which will support people with cancer undergoing treatment, helping with the control of symptoms and promoting a sense of well-being.

The module covers the science of psycho-neuro-immunology, and explores the research basis for this. The course is taught both at Bristol Cancer Help Centre and the University of the West of England. The course can be taken as part of a degree or as a 'stand alone' module.

Please note: To attend this module, you must first have undertaken the module 'Complementary therapies in current healthcare practice' or have undertaken some equivalent course of training.

Dates:
Wed 3 May � Fri 5 May 2006
Wed 7 June � Fri 9 June 2006
Wed 5 July � Fri 7 July 2006

For further information please contact the Education Administrator at Bristol Cancer Help Centre on 0117 980 9520 or email education@bristolcancerhelp.org

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