Skip navigation

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


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

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.

Study Dates for September Cohort:

Friday 14th September

Friday 21st September

Friday 28th September


Study Dates for February Cohort:

Friday 8th February

Friday 15th February

Friday 22nd February

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).


Course info

Award Type Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Short Lectures, Workshops and Reflective Practice

Sector Health, Sport and Social Care

Study Mode Part Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start September 2018 or February 2019

Duration 6 weeks

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.

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

Back to top