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Contemporary Chemotherapy Practice for Conditions Other than Cancer - Level 6 - AC0662

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About this course

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing

Designed for practitioners administering chemotherapy in a non-oncology area, this module will help you to develop specific knowledge and skills relating to the care of people receiving chemotherapy for conditions other than cancer. You will critically examine contemporary chemotherapy practice administered to non-cancer patients in a non-oncology setting. The impact of chemotherapy treatment for the patient will be explored from a physiological and pharmacological perspective and you will be encouraged to reflect and explore personal experiences arising from your own clinical practice. 

This module will cover: Applied Physiology and Patho-physiology- the cell cycle, pharmacology, administration of chemotherapy, safety and handling issues, infection control, information needs, communication and support networks.

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

Lectures, discussions, seminars and supervised clinical practice will assist you to draw upon and develop your existing theoretical and practical knowledge in order to apply the module content to your professional practice. Your learning will also be supported by Blackboard and e-leaning methodologies.  

The module is assessed by a 2000 word critical reflective review demonstrating achievement of the learning outcomes. You will be required to demonstrate the practical nursing skills required to administer chemotherapy and apply theory to practice in the clinical area. 

You will also be required to complete a skills-based workbook to provide evidence of achievement of baseline clinical skills in the administration of chemotherapy.


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).


Give Your Career an Edge

As well as enhancing your CV, this course will enable you to use the intellectual and theoretical skills gained to develop your practice in the area of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH).


Your Future

This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development (10 credits).


Course info

Award Type Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Short Lectures, Workshops and Reflective Practice

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Classroom Based

Location Coach Lane Campus

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Duration 6 weeks (4 days of taught sessions in total)

Designed for practitioners administering chemotherapy in a non-oncology area, this module will help you to develop specific knowledge and skills relating to the care of people receiving chemotherapy for conditions other than cancer.

This module is delivered at our Coach Lane Campus

Evidence of prior Level 5 Study or equivalent. This module is specifically designed for practitioners who are not working in a cancer chemotherapy area but who administer chemotherapy drugs to patients who have other chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Chrohn’s disease.

1. Critically explore and develop an understanding of the underlying principles of chemotherapy.
2. Demonstrate effective application of practical skills and knowledge required to safely administer chemotherapy.
3. Reflect critically upon the practitioner’s contribution to the care of the patient receiving chemotherapy.

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