Cancer and Haemato-oncology (Professional Practice)

  • Level: Top-Up Pathways
  • Starting: January 2020
  • Study mode: Part Time
  • Location: City South

The course is designed for health care practitioners working with patients with a cancer and/or haemato-oncology diagnosis who wish to expand their theoretical knowledge and practical aspects of care of patients with cancer and/or haemato-onocology malignancy undergoing care for their disease from diagnosis, treatment and living with their disease. This course is flexible and our wide range of modules can help you create a programme of study that is bespoke to your learning needs. You'll also learn from our tutors who have years of experience in this specialist clinical setting. 

What's covered in the course?

The programme is delivered using a blended delivery incorporating both modules with teaching on campus and fully online modules. All modules include a variety of learning activities, such as online lectures, forums, quizzes, workbooks and 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 focussed 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.

New £10,609 postgraduate loans

If you are completing the MSc Professional Practice, you may be able to take advantage of the government’s plans to make loans of up to £10,609 available for postgraduate study.

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This course is open to International students

Course Accreditations

Post Registration Education Provider of the Year Winner

SNTA winner
  • UK/EU students
  • International students

Award:

Starting: Jan 2020

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  • Duration
  • Fees
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Award:

Starting: Jan 2020

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Part Time
  • TBC
  • TBC

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.

Course structure 

You can choose to study this programme as a complete pathway award (full or part-time) or as a standalone module, 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.

You can complete one of three pathways:

  • Cancer Care
  • Haemato-oncology
  • Cancer and Haemato-oncology

Pathway awards in Cancer Care, Haemato-oncology or Cancer Care and Haemato-oncology can lead to:

  • Module only Professional Practice Level 6
  • Module only Professional Practice Level 7
  • BSc Professional Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice 
  • Grad Cert Professional Practice 
  • PG Cert Professional Practice
  • PG Dip Professional Practice
  • MSc Professional Practice

How to apply

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

Financial sponsorship

If you will be receiving financial sponsorship, to settle the tuition fees for this course please download and complete the financial support form. Once completed please upload it to your applicant portal.

Professional Practice Routes

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

Professional Practice Routes

Cancer Care Route

Degree (Level 6):

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 80 credits):

Year 1 Pathway Award – Exit Award: Grad Cert / BSc Professional Practice (Cancer Care)

Fundamental Principles of Cancer Biology (L6)
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on the biology of Cancer and apply this to a case study from presentation through to diagnosis. More than 1 in 3 of us will develop Cancer. It is vital that those who work with Cancer patients 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 of Cancer biology by applying it to a specific malignant condition. By being able to understand this better, it will lead to:

  • Advising patients appropriately
  • Enable improved evidence-based discussions and practice
  • Allow Cancer pathways to be redesigned and patients’ care to be tailored to their health requirements

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Enhancing Current Practice in Cancer Care (L6)
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners working with patients with a Cancer diagnosis who wish to expand their knowledge on the care of patients with Cancer undergoing treatment for their disease and apply this to a case study from diagnosis through to treatment.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Year 2 Pathway Award (BSc Only) – Exit Award: BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Cancer Care)

Using Research Evidence in Practice (L6)
20 credits

This module is for all healthcare practitioners if you want to enhance your understanding of evidence based practice to help improve your patient/client/service-user care. The aims of the module are to develop both your understanding of the importance of best evidence in practice, and your ability to locate, evaluate, and use best evidence in developing aspects of practice.

Good reasons to study Evidence-Based Practice: Clinical practice does not remain static but changes frequently. As a healthcare practitioner you must be able to justify and rationalise your practice to ensure quality care is provide and maintained. To ensure best practice is sustained you, as a practitioner, need to understand the concepts of evidence based practice and how to apply these concepts to your area of practice.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Negotiated Study (L6)
20 credits

This module is aimed at healthcare practitioners who wish to negotiate learning of a bespoke topic. Under the guidance of facilitators, you will be able to direct your learning and identify relevant learning opportunities that you feel enable you to learn more about a specific field of study.

The subject area within this module is student led with guidance and facilitation from designated academic and practice support. You will identify an area of study that you would like to critically review and evaluate and which promotes your clinical development. A significant proportion of the module is based around negotiation with academic and clinical facilitators to identify extended areas of study and opportunities that are possible to enhance your progression towards completion of the study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the following list of OPTIONAL modules for Year 1:

The Impact of Living with and Beyond Cancer (L6)
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on the biology of Cancer and apply this to a case study from presentation through to diagnosis.

This module can also be studied as a standalone module. This is delivered completely online incorporating course teaching material and a variety of learning activities, such as online lectures, forums, quizzes and workbooks. You are expected to participate and engage with this material. Tutorial support will be offered via video tutorials, chat forums, email and telephone.

Systematic Anti-Cancer Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy): Principles Practice and Care (L6)
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.

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from a List of Additional Optional Modules* for Year 2.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

Optional Module (L6)
20 credits

Postgraduate (Level 7):

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 80 credits):

Year 1 Pathway Award – Exit Award: PG Cert Professional Practice (Cancer Care)

Fundamental Principles of Cancer Biology (L7)
20 credits

This module is predominantly designed for graduate health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on the biology of Cancer and apply this to a case study from presentation through to diagnosis.

More than 1 in 3 of us will develop Cancer. It is vital that those who work with Cancer patients 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 of Cancer biology by applying it to practice. By being able to understand this better, it will lead to: 

  • Advising patients appropriately
  • Enable improved evidence-based discussions and practice
  • Allow Cancer pathways to be redesigned and patients’ care to be tailored to their health requirements

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Enhancing Current Practice in Cancer Care (L7)
20 credits

This module is predominantly designed graduate, for experienced health care practitioners working with patients with a Cancer diagnosis who wish to expand their knowledge on the care of patients with Cancer undergoing treatment for their disease and leading service provision within Cancer care.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Year 2 Pathway Award - Exit Award: PG Dip Professional Practice (Cancer Care)

Research: Methods of Enquiry (L7)
20 credits

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Leadership Skills and Project Management for Health and Healthcare (L7)
20 credits

This module explicitly addresses students’ personal and/or professional development with a view to enhancing competence for service improvement in a rapidly changing health and healthcare environment. Through a flexible provision, students are inspired to reflect critically upon their individual learning needs as well as their organisations’ practices, to appraise and apply concepts from the literature on leadership, to issues of relevance for their role, organisation and overall programme of study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the following list of OPTIONAL modules for Year 1:

The Impact of Living with and Beyond Cancer (L7)
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on the biology of Cancer and apply this to a case study from presentation through to diagnosis.

Systematic Anti-Cancer Drug Therapy: Leading innovation in Practice and Care (L7)
20 credits

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

Systematic Anti-Cancer Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy): Principles Practice and Care (L6)
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.

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the List of Additional Optional Modules* for Year 2.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

Optional Module
20 credits

Haemato-oncology Route

Degree (Level 6):

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 80 credits):

Year 1 Pathway Award – Exit Award: Grad Cert / BSc Professional Practice (Haemato-Oncology)

Fundamental Principles of Cancer Biology (L6)
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on the biology of Cancer and apply this to a case study from presentation through to diagnosis. More than 1 in 3 of us will develop Cancer. It is vital that those who work with Cancer patients 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 of Cancer biology by applying it to a specific malignant condition. By being able to understand this better, it will lead to:

  • Advising patients appropriately
  • Enable improved evidence-based discussions and practice
  • Allow Cancer pathways to be redesigned and patients’ care to be tailored to their health requirements

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Enhancing Current Practice and Care in Haemato-oncology (L6)
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners caring for Haemato-oncology patients who wish to expand their knowledge on the care of patients with a Haemato-oncology diagnosis undergoing treatment for their disease from diagnosis through to treatment.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Year 2 Pathway Award (BSc Only) – Exit Award: BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Haemato-Oncology)

Using Research Evidence in Practice (L6)
20 credits

This module is for all healthcare practitioners if you want to enhance your understanding of evidence based practice to help improve your patient/client/service-user care. The aims of the module are to develop both your understanding of the importance of best evidence in practice, and your ability to locate, evaluate, and use best evidence in developing aspects of practice.

Good reasons to study Evidence-Based Practice: Clinical practice does not remain static but changes frequently. As a healthcare practitioner you must be able to justify and rationalise your practice to ensure quality care is provide and maintained. To ensure best practice is sustained you, as a practitioner, need to understand the concepts of evidence based practice and how to apply these concepts to your area of practice.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Negotiated Study (L6)
20 credits

This module is aimed at healthcare practitioners who wish to negotiate learning of a bespoke topic. Under the guidance of facilitators, you will be able to direct your learning and identify relevant learning opportunities that you feel enable you to learn more about a specific field of study.

The subject area within this module is student led with guidance and facilitation from designated academic and practice support. You will identify an area of study that you would like to critically review and evaluate and which promotes your clinical development. A significant proportion of the module is based around negotiation with academic and clinical facilitators to identify extended areas of study and opportunities that are possible to enhance your progression towards completion of the study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the following list of OPTIONAL modules for Year 1:

The Impact of Living with and Beyond Cancer (L6)
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on the biology of Cancer and apply this to a case study from presentation through to diagnosis.

This module can also be studied as a standalone module. This is delivered completely online incorporating course teaching material and a variety of learning activities, such as online lectures, forums, quizzes and workbooks. You are expected to participate and engage with this material. Tutorial support will be offered via video tutorials, chat forums, email and telephone.

Systematic Anti-Cancer Drug Therapy: (Chemotherapy) Principles Practice and Care (L6)
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.

Care of a Patient Receiving a Stem Cell Transplant
20 credits

This module is predominantly designed for graduate, experienced health care practitioners caring for patients receiving stem cell transplants for haematological malignancies, who wish to expand their knowledge and practice in leading service provision within stem cell transplantation.

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from a List of Additional Optional Modules* for Year 2.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

Optional Module (L6)
20 credits

Postgraduate (Level 7):

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 80 credits):

Year 1 Pathway Award – Exit Award: PG Cert Professional Practice (Haemato-Oncology)

Fundamental Principles of Cancer Biology (L7)
20 credits

This module is predominantly designed for graduate health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on the biology of Cancer and apply this to a case study from presentation through to diagnosis.

More than 1 in 3 of us will develop Cancer. It is vital that those who work with Cancer patients 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 of Cancer biology by applying it to practice. By being able to understand this better, it will lead to: 

  • Advising patients appropriately
  • Enable improved evidence-based discussions and practice
  • Allow Cancer pathways to be redesigned and patients’ care to be tailored to their health requirements

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Enhancing Current Practice and Care in Haemato-oncology (L7)
20 credits

This module is predominantly designed for graduate, experienced health care practitioners caring for Haemato-oncology patients who wish to expand their knowledge on leading service provision within Haemato-oncology.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Year 2 Pathway Award - Exit Award: PG Dip Professional Practice (Haemato-Oncology)

Research: Methods of Enquiry (L7)
20 credits

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Leadership Skills and Project Management for Health and Healthcare (L7)
20 credits

This module explicitly addresses students’ personal and/or professional development with a view to enhancing competence for service improvement in a rapidly changing health and healthcare environment. Through a flexible provision, students are inspired to reflect critically upon their individual learning needs as well as their organisations’ practices, to appraise and apply concepts from the literature on leadership, to issues of relevance for their role, organisation and overall programme of study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the following list of OPTIONAL modules for Year 1:

Systematic Anti-Cancer Drug Therapy: Leading Innovation in Practice and Care (L7)
20 credits

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

Systemic Anti-Cancer Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy): Principles, Practice and Care (L6)
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.

Care of a Patient Receiving a Stem Cell Transplant (L7)
20 credits

This module is predominantly designed for graduate, experienced health care practitioners caring for patients receiving stem cell transplants for haematological malignancies, who wish to expand their knowledge and practice in leading service provision within stem cell transplantation.

The Impact of Living with and Beyond Cancer (L7)
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on the biology of Cancer and apply this to a case study from presentation through to diagnosis.

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the List of Additional Optional Modules* for Year 2.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

Optional Module
20 credits

Cancer and Haemato-oncology Route

Degree (Level 6):

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 100 credits):

Year 1 Pathway Award – Exit Award: Grad Cert / BSc Professional Practice (Cancer and Haemato-Oncology)

Fundamental Principles of Cancer Biology (L6)
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on the biology of Cancer and apply this to a case study from presentation through to diagnosis. More than 1 in 3 of us will develop Cancer. It is vital that those who work with Cancer patients 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 of Cancer biology by applying it to a specific malignant condition. By being able to understand this better, it will lead to:

  • Advising patients appropriately
  • Enable improved evidence-based discussions and practice
  • Allow Cancer pathways to be redesigned and patients’ care to be tailored to their health requirements

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Enhancing Current Practice in Cancer Care (L6)
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners working with patients with a Cancer diagnosis who wish to expand their knowledge on the care of patients with Cancer undergoing treatment for their disease and apply this to a case study from diagnosis through to treatment.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Enhancing Current Practice and Care in Haemato-Oncology (L6)
20 credits

This module is designed for health care practitioners caring for Haemato-oncology patients who wish to expand their knowledge on the care of patients with a Haemato-oncology diagnosis undergoing treatment for their disease from diagnosis through to treatment.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Year 2 Pathway Award (BSc Only) – Exit Award: BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Cancer and Haemato-Oncology)

Using Research Evidence in Practice (L6)
20 credits

This module is for all healthcare practitioners if you want to enhance your understanding of evidence based practice to help improve your patient/client/service-user care. The aims of the module are to develop both your understanding of the importance of best evidence in practice, and your ability to locate, evaluate, and use best evidence in developing aspects of practice.

Good reasons to study Evidence-Based Practice: Clinical practice does not remain static but changes frequently. As a healthcare practitioner you must be able to justify and rationalise your practice to ensure quality care is provide and maintained. To ensure best practice is sustained you, as a practitioner, need to understand the concepts of evidence based practice and how to apply these concepts to your area of practice.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Negotiated Study (L6)
20 credits

This module is aimed at healthcare practitioners who wish to negotiate learning of a bespoke topic. Under the guidance of facilitators, you will be able to direct your learning and identify relevant learning opportunities that you feel enable you to learn more about a specific field of study.

The subject area within this module is student led with guidance and facilitation from designated academic and practice support. You will identify an area of study that you would like to critically review and evaluate and which promotes your clinical development. A significant proportion of the module is based around negotiation with academic and clinical facilitators to identify extended areas of study and opportunities that are possible to enhance your progression towards completion of the study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the List of Additional Optional Modules* for Year 2.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

Optional Module
20 credits

Postgraduate (Level 7):

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 100 credits):

Year 1 Pathway Award – Exit Award: PG Cert Professional Practice (Cancer and Haemato-Oncology)

Fundamental Principles of Cancer Biology (L7)
20 credits

This module is predominantly designed for graduate health care practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge on the biology of Cancer and apply this to a case study from presentation through to diagnosis.

More than 1 in 3 of us will develop Cancer. It is vital that those who work with Cancer patients 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 of Cancer biology by applying it to practice. By being able to understand this better, it will lead to: 

  • Advising patients appropriately
  • Enable improved evidence-based discussions and practice
  • Allow Cancer pathways to be redesigned and patients’ care to be tailored to their health requirements

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Enhancing Current Practice in Cancer Care (L7)
20 credits

This module is predominantly designed graduate, for experienced health care practitioners working with patients with a Cancer diagnosis who wish to expand their knowledge on the care of patients with Cancer undergoing treatment for their disease and leading service provision within Cancer care.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Enhancing Current Practice and Care in Haemato-oncology (L7)
20 credits

This module is predominantly designed for graduate, experienced health care practitioners caring for Haemato-oncology patients who wish to expand their knowledge on leading service provision within Haemato-oncology.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Year 2 Pathway Award - Exit Award: PG Dip Professional Practice (Cancer and Haemato-Oncology)

Research: Methods of Enquiry (L7)
20 credits

This module specifically addresses the broader programme aims related to “pursuing excellence” and “practice-led, knowledge applied” through a flexible provision that encourages students to develop their research ideas, enabling those on various Health MSc programmes to satisfy their individual learning needs, whilst contributing to their area of study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

Leadership Skills and Project Management for Health and Healthcare (L7)
20 credits

This module explicitly addresses students’ personal and/or professional development with a view to enhancing competence for service improvement in a rapidly changing health and healthcare environment. Through a flexible provision, students are inspired to reflect critically upon their individual learning needs as well as their organisations’ practices, to appraise and apply concepts from the literature on leadership, to issues of relevance for their role, organisation and overall programme of study.

This module is can also be taken as a standalone credit bearing course

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the List of Additional Optional Modules* for Year 2.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

Optional Module (L7)
20 credits

MSc

Year 3 Pathway Award – Exit Award: MSc Professional Practice (Cancer Care / Haemato-oncology / Cancer and Haemato-oncology)

Option 1

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete the following CORE module (totalling 60 credits):

Research Dissertation
60 credits

For those undertaking MSc only. The dissertation module gives you the opportunity to:

  • Initiate, plan and design an investigation into an academic area of professional practice 
  • Conduct an academic study considering its theoretical underpinning and offer insight into an area of professional practice
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate findings appropriate to the study undertaken
  • Critically reflect on the processes undertaken as part of the study and offer creative solutions for future studies.

Option 2

In order to complete this route a student must successfully complete the following CORE module (totalling 40 credits):

Research Dissertation
40 credits

This double module provides the student with the opportunity to complete a piece of work around a chosen topic in order to demonstrate competence in the planning, execution, analysis and evaluation of a Research Project, a Systematic Review or Project Management. It involves 400 hours of study. The focus is on facilitating the student's independent, critical study in their academic discipline or area of professional practice. It will also serve those who wish to embark on Doctoral studies in the future.

In order to complete this route a student must also successfully complete at least 20 credits from the List of Additional Optional Modules *.

*Any appropriate module (relevant to Pathway / Speciality) from University / Faculty portfolio as agreed with the Pathway Leader.

Optional Module
20 credits

Degree (Level 6)

Pathway Level
Level 6 - Year 1
Modules completed 
Fundamental Principles of Cancer Biology (LBR6537)
Enhancing Current Practice in Cancer Care* (LBR6541)
Enhancing Current Practice in Haemato-oncology* (LBR6539)
Exit Awards
Grad Cert/BSc Professional Practice (Cancer Care/Cancer Care and Haemato-oncology/Haemato-oncology)

Level 6 - Year 2 (BSc (Hons only)
Using Research Evidence in Practice (LBR6553)
Negotiated Study (LBR6547)
Optional Module*
BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Cancer Care/Cancer Care and Haemato-oncology/Haemato-oncology)

Postgraduate (Level 7)

Pathway Level
Level 7 - Year 1
Modules completed 
Applied Biology of Malignant Conditions
Innovation and Leading Practice in Cancer Care* 
Innovation and Leading Practice in Haemato-oncology*
Exit Awards
PG Cert Professional Practice (Cancer Care/Cancer Care and Haemato-oncology/Haemato-oncology)

Level 7 - Year 2
Research: Methods of Enquiry (LBR7339)
Leadership Skills and Project Management for Health (LBR7399)
Optional Module*
PG Dip Professional Practice (Cancer Care/Cancer Care and Haemato-oncology/Haemato-oncology)

Level 7 - Year 3
Research Dissertation
MSc Professional Practice (Cancer Care/Cancer Care and Haemato-oncology/Haemato-oncology)

*Optional modules are listed above to replace these options.

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Course dates

Please check the course dates to see when your chosen modules are available throughout the year.

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Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC)

International students who have a serious interest in studying with us but who perhaps cannot meet the direct entry requirements, academic or English, or who have been out of education for some time, can enter Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) and begin their degree studies.

BCUIC

BCUIC is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider, and the partnership allows students to access the University’s facilities and services and move seamlessly through to achieving a Bachelor’s degree from Birmingham City University.

Learn more about BCUIC

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. 

Enquiries

For all course enquiries please contact the Cancer and Haemato-oncology Pathway Leader, Alison Simons on:

International Enquiries

If you are an international student please contact the international office for more information on entry requirements:

Professional Navigator

The Professional Practice Programme consists of a selection of modules that can be studied on their own or as part of an award. For help in deciding which modules to study or your outcome award please contact our Professional Navigators on navigator@bcu.ac.uk 

Professional Practice Routes

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

Professional Practice Routes