Systemic Anti-Cancer Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy): Principles, Practice, and Care - Level 6 - 20 credits - Module

  • Course Code: LBR6549
  • Level: CPD
  • Starting: October 2020
  • Study mode: Short Course (8 weeks)
  • Location: City South
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This module is designed for health care practitioners who administer systemic Anti-Cancer drug therapy and/or who care for these patients whilst undergoing this treatment,who wish to expand their theoretical knowledge and practical aspects of care for these patients.

What's covered in the course?

The module is delivered using a blended delivery incorporating teaching on campus and include a variety of learning activities, such as online lectures, forums, quizzes, workbooks, simulation.

Course tutors have worked for many years within the specialist clinical setting from a variety of healthcare providers. Specialist current clinical healthcare staff also deliver lectures within this programme. 

Why Choose Us?

  • Patient and people focused courses
  • Excellence in delivering high quality standards of flexible and bespoke academic provision for post qualifying practitioners
  • Links with healthcare providers
  • State of the art facilities

Credits

This course is worth...

20 credits

Fees

This course costs...

£720 per 20-credit module

This course is not open to International students
  • UK/EU students
  • International students

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Starting: Oct 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 8 weeks
  • £720 per 20-credit module

Sorry, this course is not available to International students.

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form and equal opportunities PDF form instead. The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

How to apply

Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the module you are enrolling onto. 

You can choose to study this module as a standalone module or use the module within  a complete pathway award or, dependent on your individual need and the needs of your organisation.

All programmes offer a convenient part-time format to fit around home and work commitments

Level 6

Module Description
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners who administer systemic Anti-Cancer drug therapy and/or who care for these patients whilst undergoing this treatment.

More than one in three of us will develop Cancer, many of which will require systemic Anti-Cancer therapy (SACT). It is vital that those who work with Cancer patients and are delivering this treatment are supported with appropriate education and reflective practice, to drive up the quality of care for Cancer patients. This module provides you with the opportunity to learn about the principles and holistic care of a patient recei

ving SACT. By being able to understand this better, it will lead to:

  • Administering SACT safely and effectively
  • Advising patients appropriately,
  • Enable improved evidence-based discussions and practice

You are expected to participate and engage with the teaching material. Tutorial support will be offered face to face or via video tutorials, chat forums, email and telephone.

This module aligns with the Professional Practice Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. A blended learning approach is taken (incorporating both classroom and online activities via Moodle) in line with the university’s learning and teaching strategy. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feedforward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team.

Course structure

This module will give you the opportunity to:

  • Critically analyse  how the pharmacological properties of Anti-Cancer drugs and their role at various stages of the cell cycle impacts on their administration
  • Examine the management of patients receiving systemic Anti-Cancer  therapy
  • Critically analyse the health and safety, professional and legal aspects of administration of Anti-Cancer drug therapy
  • Appraise the holistic needs of patients receiving systemic Anti-Cancer therapy

Course dates

Please check the course dates to see when your chosen modules are available throughout the year. The module is taught one day a week (Approximately 7 hours per taught day).

Dates are currently being set for this course. 

The creation of our new suite of courses in Sport and Life Sciences is yet another exciting development at Birmingham City University. The 10,500sq metre building at City South Campus will enable us to offer a wide range of new health, nutrition, biomedical science and sports courses, as well as providing a new home for our education programmes.

Not only are we investing £41 million in a new building to house the laboratories and teaching spaces needed, but we also plan to open up these facilities to benefit all students and the wider community. This will complement our existing sports facilities, which already provide a base for students to compete in activities ranging from rugby to jiu jitsu.

The courses will reflect the latest developments in our teaching and our focus on practice-led learning with work placements and live industry case studies incorporated into the curriculum. All courses have been co-designed with employers and are endorsed or accredited by professional bodies where appropriate.

By expanding our provision to these new areas, we will be helping to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society today, such as obesity and unhealthy lifestyles, by encouraging and supporting healthy eating and greater physical activity.

In addition, we will be producing graduates who can support elite performers in meeting the UK’s ambitions for sporting success at events such as the Olympics and other world sporting tournaments. We are constantly looking to enhance the range of courses we offer - please check all our courses for the latest additions to our portfolio.

Simulation Mannequins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and Simulation babies (SIM babies) which are leading edge, anatomically correct mannequins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills.

Simulation Mannequins

SPACE skills practice model

S.P.A.C.E.

SPACE is an innovative practice area all students can access to use equipment and resources to practise a wide range of skills in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment. It provides students with a creative learning environment to get the best educational experience before becoming a health care professional.

S.P.A.C.E.

Learning Facilities

We offer up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across. These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice.

Learning Facilities

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Virtual Tour

Explore our facilities in 360 panoramas, including welcome videos from key members of staff and Health and Wellbeing student profiles.

Virtual Tour

Doug Ellis Sports Centre

Our £8.5 million Doug Ellis Sports Centre boasts an 80-station fitness suite, an eight-court sports hall, and workout and spinning studios. The centre offers state-of-the-art fitness training equipment and plenty of room for team sports including five-a-side football and cricket. An all-weather pitch adds the finishing touches to the centre.

Visitors to the gym can choose a personalised fitness programme, instructed by qualified fitness trainers, and take advantage of a selection of classes, such as yoga, salsa or body combat.

Doug Ellis Sports Centre website

Alison Simons

Senior Lecturer

Alison was a cancer nurse for 18 years looking after patients with a variety of cancer and receiving a variety of treatments. She was the junior sister of a mixed oncology ward within a large teaching hospital.

Alison then went on to become a professional development sister responsible for the educational needs of 200 oncology and haematology nurses.

She joined BCU in 2009 as a senior lecturer and pathway leader for cancer and haematology within the dimensions of health care framework (now professional practice), for post registered nurses. She has since gone on to gain her master’s in education.

Samantha Toland

Senior Lecturer in Haematology

Sam has been a cancer / haemato-oncology nurse for 18 years, having worked initially in Haemato-oncology and stem cell transplant, she then went on to become a Chemotherapy nurse trainer, responsible for the chemotherapy training and education of all nursing staff in a large teaching hospital trust. 

Module Leader

If you have any queries about this course please contact the Module Leader, Alison Simons on:

Professional Navigators

Our Professional Navigator, Nicola Clarke is also on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Nicola on +44 (0)121 331 6162.

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