SYSTEMIC ANTI-CANCER THERAPY (SACT) NURSING PRACTICE : ISSUES IN CARE AND MANAGEMENT - 2018/9
Module code: NURM175
This module is designed to meet the needs of practitioners who care for people receiving Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy and the toxicity relating to their treatment.
School of Health Sciences
POOLE K Dr (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: B700
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
NMC Registrant At least 6 months working in a cancer care setting
Anatomy and physiology of cancer
Administration of Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy
Legal, ethical and professional issues
Care for the person and their family
Contribution to the multi-disciplinary team
Implications of new evidence and policy/maintaining current skills
Living with and beyond Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy for cancer
Leadership and management issues in Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy services
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||PORTFOLIO (UKONS SACT Passport Part 2)||Pass/Fail|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the following:
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of either option A or B
Option A: 20 minute presentation of a service development proposal within their Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy service.
Option B: 20 minute presentation of a reflective case study, care of patient receiving Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy
Submission of a practice portfolio (UKONS SACT Passport Part 2)
The opportunity to present a brief outline of a reflective practice development or service improvement
EBL group work presentations
Students will be given feedback/support from people involved in the course, including work based supervisors, with timely replies to emails and use of Surrey Learn.
Please note that any evidence of unsafe practice or breach of confidentiality will result in an automatic refer for the module.
- Enable nurses to acquire the competence to administer Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) safely whilst ensuring that individualised care is achieved through comprehensive assessment and management strategies.
|001||Expand their existing theoretical base to enhance their own and others' practice in relation to the care pathway of a person with cancer who requires Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) including cancer biology and cytotoxic and immunotherapy pharmacology.||KPT|
|002||Explore their clinical role in terms of nurse led practice and multi-disciplinary team education.||KCP|
|003||Critically analyse their Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) service in terms of leadership and management issues.||KCP|
|004||Critically reflect on their professional practice and evaluate the need for service improvement and practice development.||KCP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 90
Lecture Hours: 40
Laboratory Hours: 8
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: facilitate learning and teaching by using a variety of teaching methods including structured and work based learning
The learning and teaching methods include:
Blended learning –
Use of e-learning platform.
Facilitation and interactive lectures/discussions
Group discussions, presentation and student led seminars
Case studies/narratives and simulation scenarios in skills labs e.g. neutropenic sepsis
Utilisation of online resources to develop knowledge for group activity.
Work based learning –
portfolio of clinical practice to include National Occupational Standards for Chemotherapy
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.