Module 1 focuses on interprofessional collaboration in breast cancer care and tratment pathway. In the first part of this module, the student is introduced to the breast cancer care and treatment pathway. Furthermore, the student learns about the framework for interprofessional collaboration, and then delves into the health professionals’ competence and roles, guidelines for breast cancer treatment, interprofessional collaboration in patient counseling and the significance of interprofessional collaboration for the patient.

After successful completion of the module, the learner is expected to be able to:

Care and treatment pathwaydemonstrate knowledge of  the breast cancer care and treatment pathway

Framework for interprofessional cooperation
demonstrate advanced knowledge of frameworks for interprofessional collaboration
collaborate with other healthcare professionals in complex situations in the breast cancer care and treatment pathwayplan and develop fora for interprofessional teamwork
Professional competences and roles
demonstrate knowledge and critical perspectives of own professional competences as complementary and overlapping to other professions  in the breast cancer care and treatment pathway
express own competences and give attention competencies of other healthcare professionals
communicate and respect the strengths and  challenges of different competencies and perspectives in breast cancer care and  treatment pathway
treatment guidelines and recommendationsdemonstrate knowledge and critical perspectives of global, national and local differences in recommendations and guidelines for the breast cancer treatment processsearch for evidence based  knowledge and national/local framework and regulations  for breast cancer treatment  identify and  reflect upon professional- and cultural differences in order to prevent potential conflicts related to different perspectives in the breast cancer treatment processes  
Interprofessional collaboration in patient counseling and educationdemonstrate advanced knowledge of theories and principles for interprofessional collaboration and user involvement in patient counselling and patient education collaborate with others to plan and develop appropriate  fora for interprofessional patient education and -counselling 
Patient outcomes from interprofessional collaboration in treatment and caredemonstrate knowledge of interprofessional interaction and complementary competences as a value for patient outcomes in breast cancer treatment   guide and support the patient in complex situations where several professions are involved during the breast cancer treatment  assess  the patient’s need for  complementary care