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Advanced Chemotherapy Practice - Level 7 - AC7023


About this course

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place. If you receive a place you will be emailed an official offer letter, you will need to respond confirming your place within 10 working days.

If you have any queries please contact us via email at

This module of study is designed to support those practitioners already administering chemotherapy who wish to develop their role and advance their practice and skills.

The focus is on patient care and you will develop your knowledge and a critical understanding of progressive practice concepts including the assessment and effective management of patients receiving chemotherapeutic drugs, clinical decision making, leadership, clinical governance and risk management. The module will enable you to critically reflect on your existing competence and skills in the areas of chemotherapy and critically appraise current research and evidence associated with advancing your practice.

Study Dates for March Cohort:

Tuesday 5th March

Tuesday 12th March

Tuesday 26th March

Tuesday 9th April

Tuesday 16th April

Tuesday 23rd April

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

Teaching and Assessment

The learning on this module will allow you to integrate and expand your current knowledge and skills relating to advanced chemotherapy practice. You will refine your understanding and evaluate the meticulous assessment required for effective management of patients receiving chemotherapeutic drugs. This will be achieved through an examination of module content which will comprise of assessment skills, risk management and clinical governance, leadership and clinical decision making. Clinical decision making will be explored within the broad context of chemotherapy nursing to enhance understanding of the internal and external factors which influence your own clinical practice. You will learn how to appreciate the current levels of knowledge required to practice at an advanced level through examining in detail the key clinical processes and current research evidence to critically evaluate its application to your role. This will include the current research evidence-base, government policy, professional guidelines, pathways of care and the perspective of service users and their carer’s.

Formative feedback will be given from the outset during your interactive involvement throughout the module and inform your summative assessment.

Assessment of the module is twofold;

  • Completion of practice based clinical competencies, mapped against the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) and The Higher Education Academy (HEA) Career and Education Framework for Cancer Nursing (2017)
  • A 3000-word written assignment which will demonstrate your acquired knowledge of these complex areas

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.


Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).


Your Future

Enhance your skills relating to advanced chemotherapy practice.

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 7

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops, Reflective Practice, Seminars and Directed Study

Sector Health, Sport and Social Care

Study Mode Part Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start March 2018

Duration 8 Weeks

This module would suit practitioners e.g. Nurses, Medical Practitioners who already administer chemotherapy and who wish to develop their role and advance their practice and skills.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

You should be a qualified nurse or healthcare practitioner, who is involved in administering chemotherapy.

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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