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Chemotherapy: Enhancing Practice - Level 6 - AC6733
Date: TBC

A number of funding arrangements are available for this module in 21/22 and you should contact your CWD lead for information and approval before accepting your place as you may be liable for fees. Students wishing to apply from outside our region should contact the email below.

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.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application. The deadline for you to submit an application for this module is 10 working days prior to the start date shown below.

**PLEASE NOTE – the Continuous Workforce Development (CWD) policy we have with Health Education England and the NHS Trusts states that you must have authorisation from your CWD Lead before applying for the module. A list of CWD Leads can be found here.  

BEFORE YOU CLICK “Book Now” to apply - please ensure you have confirmed your authorisation to attend the module with your CWD Lead as you will be asked to enter their name and email address as a reference on your application.

If you do not provide details of your CWD Lead with your application this will delay the progress of your application and your place on the module may be at risk. Instructions on how to add the details of your CWD as a reference are found within the guidance notes below **

GUIDANCE NOTES

 

 

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

This module will prepare you to increase your current knowledge and skills relating to chemotherapy practice. The emphasis is on the holistic needs of the patient and their family/carers and you will consider contemporary issues in chemotherapy for the multi-professional team.

You will refine your understanding and evaluate the thorough assessment required for effective management of patients receiving chemotherapeutic drugs. This will be achieved through an examination of module content which will include, the biology of cancer and the cell cycle, drug pharmacology, risk management and clinical governance, safety and handling and the management of clinical emergencies. The content will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding about the principles of chemotherapy in relation to cancer cell physiology. It will also enable you to critically examine effective care and support of patients receiving cytotoxic drugs. You will learn how to appreciate the current levels of knowledge required to practice safely 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.

 

Course Information

Award Type Level 6

Delivery Method TBC depending on government guidance

Start Date: TBC

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

This CPD module focuses on the holistic needs of the patient undergoing chemotherapy and those of their family/carers.

Previous evidence of level 5 study. It is essential that practitioners should have experience of practice in an area where they have encountered people with cancer and be working in a clinical area where chemotherapy is administered.

1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of cancer chemotherapy.

2. Critically examine the safety principles required to store administer, and dispose of cytotoxic drugs.

3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of cancer chemotherapy.

4. Critically examine the safety principles required to store administer, and dispose of cytotoxic drugs. 

5. Critically reflect upon your own contribution to the care of patients and their families/carers receiving chemotherapy.

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

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