Systemic Anti-Cancer Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy): Leading Innovation in Practice and Care - Level 7 - 20 credits - Module

  • Level: CPD
  • Starting: TBC
  • Study mode: Short Course (6 weeks)
  • Location: City South

This module is designed for experienced health care practitioners who administer systemic anti-Cancer drug therapy and/or who care for these patients whilst undergoing this treatment and are involved in leading anti-Cancer drug therapy service provision.

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

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

Award: Module

Starting:

TBC

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 6 weeks
  • TBC

Sorry, this course is not available to EU and International students.

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

This course is no currently open for enrolment. If you have any queries about this course please contact the Module Leader, Alison Simons on:

Level 7

Module Description
20 credits

This module is designed for experienced health care practitioners who administer systemic anti-Cancer drug therapy and/or who care for these patients whilst undergoing this treatment and are involved in leading anti-Cancer drug therapy service provision.

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 and services for Cancer patients. This module provides you with the opportunity to learn about SACT service provision and to foster innovative approaches to enhance care delivery within your service.

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

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

This module will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic and in-depth understanding of the principles of Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy
  • Critically evaluate Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy service delivery in relation to local/national guidelines
  • Propose an innovative evidenced based approach and/or intervention within your Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy service delivery
  • Critically analyse  the implementation process associated with your proposed approach and/or intervention into your clinical practice area

Course dates

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

Download the course dates

Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £340 million on new learning facilities.

We boast 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. Much of our teaching is carried out within our state-of-the-art, £30m Seacole Building, which houses cutting-edge facilities.

Take a virtual tour of our skills suites at Seacole

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that students learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. These include the only mock operating theatre in an English university and a cutting-edge radiography virtual clinical training facility, virtual ward and virtual case creator.

Virtual Case Creator

For pre-registration midwives, Virtual Case Creator software contains a range of scenarios to let you experience birthing situations and decide on appropriate interventions in a safe environment.

Hospital Ward

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. They contain ‘Sim Men’, which are demonstration dummies that develop ailments, allowing you to treat them as you would a real patient and build your confidence in reacting to the changing needs of patients.

The Hospital Ward can be adapted from a low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

Part of the package is our SIM baby, SIM man and Mega code kid. There are also nursing manikins for fundamental skills teaching and various equipment to support essential skills teaching, such as blood pressure monitoring venepuncture and cannulation equipment.

Skills Practice and Clinical Enhancement facility

The SPACE (Skills Practice And Clinical Enhancement) learning facility lets you further practice the skills taught in class, at your own pace and convenience.

It is fully stocked with the specialist items and equipment needed for procedures such as taking blood pressure, giving an injection, abdominal examination of a pregnant woman and caring for ill babies in an incubator.

Biomedical Laboratories

We have recently installed new laboratory facilities to help you explore understand the scientific principles underpinning many of our courses. The physiology laboratory is equipped to help you learn about the way the human body works by performing investigative experiments. The biomedical science laboratory is undergoing an upgrade over the summer and will allow you to learn about anatomy, cellular processes, immunology and enzymology in a hands-on way that links directly to day-to-day health care.

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.

The SIM men and SIM baby mannequins are complete with software, which is used to replicate real symptoms, and are enhanced by the manipulation of for example blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM Man can also “talk” to the students which adds another dimension to their use in teaching clinical skills and in simulation exercises.

Mary Seacole Library

The Seacole library, based at City South Campus, is one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries. The state-of-the art facility offers an extensive range of range of information and reference materials set out in a relaxing environment, conducive to studying. There are comfortable seating areas, group study areas, a silent study area and private study rooms.

The Seacole building houses a large open access IT Suite which comprises of 96 PCs, full colour printers, photocopiers and scanners. Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

The IT Suite offers extended opening hours and is supported by a specialist Open Access Assistant during term time. In addition to the open access PCs within the IT Suite, there are 12 networked student PCs available within Seacole library.

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 Navigators, Adele Millington and Nicola Clarke, are 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 Adele and Nicola on +44 (0)121 331 6162.

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Have a look at all of our Professional Practice Healthcare routes available.

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