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Chemotherapy - Enhancing Practice in Cancer Care

University Certificate in Professional Development:

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants (you must check this with admissions before applying).
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

This award is designed for health-care professionals who administer cytotoxic chemotherapy for patients with cancer. On completion you reach the required standard for practice by the North of England and the national standard Cancer Quality Measures (DH, 2004). As a health-care professional you will be able to provide high standards of evidence-based holistic care to patients and their families and be assessed as competent in chemotherapy administration.

Course information

Part-time

  • 1 year

More part-time details

  • Credits: 40, Level: degree
  • Enrolment date: October
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £1500
  • Limited funded places available

Contact details

Further information

The course enables you to:

  • develop competencies to meet North of England chemotherapy competencies
  • analyse and evaluate principles underpinning the care of patients receiving chemotherapy - demonstrating the intellectual flexibility required for decision making and the care of patients receiving chemotherapy.

The award addresses the skills required for the administration of chemotherapy as well as the underpinning evidence for the treatment given. The holistic needs of both the patient and the family are addressed, as are the health and safety and emergency procedures required to protect the patient.

You study at Teesside University’s main campus in Middlesbrough and in practice.

How you learn

You have contact sessions with the module leader. Key lectures, seminars and group work prepare you for your specialist chemotherapy competencies attainment and help you identify your learning needs. This includes performing a SWOT analysis and developing a learning contract.

You are assessed on the achievement of your chemotherapy clinical competencies through a portfolio of evidence by an advanced practice mentor approved by the North of England Chemotherapy Network. The mentor will be an advanced chemotherapy practitioner from your clinical area, who will support you throughout the award to successful completion of your chemotherapy competencies.

You undertake a formative review of progress at designated points throughout the award. Summative assessment takes place through the successful achievement of all portfolio benchmarks and submission of appropriate essential evidence, including a 3,000-word case study.

Career opportunities

This award will allow you to administer chemotherapy, and may support your career advancement within the area of chemotherapy in oncology.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have one year's experience in a chemotherapy environment.

Course information

Part-time

  • 1 year

More part-time details

  • Credits: 40, Level: degree
  • Enrolment date: October
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £1500
  • Limited funded places available

Contact details

Further information