Faculty of Medical Sciences Online Learning

Chemotherapy Nurse Training

Chemotherapy Nurse Training


If you are an oncology nurse in the UK and you need to administer Systemic Anticancer Treatments (SACT) then this course is for you. All UK chemotherapy nurses administering SACT should complete a university accredited course. This online 10 credit continuing professional development (CPD) module satisfies this condition.

Our bespoke module is for registered chemotherapy nurses involved with cancer patients. You will complete the course online over a period of 16 weeks. You have the option to study this course as stand-alone CPD, or combine with the Oncology and Palliative Care modules as part of Masters.

The course has two start dates to choose from - September (Semester 1) and January (Semester 2). You can apply for this course via the application portal.

You will study the following topics:

  • Clinical Governance and Safety in Cancer Care
  • IV Access, Intrathecal and Intravesical Chemotherapy
  • The Cell Cycle
  • Pharmacology and Cytotoxic Drug Groups
  • Chemotherapy Side Effects
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Extravasation
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Research & Clinical Trials
  • Chemotherapy Regimen in Common Cancers
  • Chemotherapy Regimen in a Specific Cancer
  • Psychological Problems Associated with Chemotherap 

This Chemotherapy Nurse Training CPD course is exhibited on the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) website.

Student accolades

“Doing the e-learning module via Newcastle University enabled me to work full time, plan my study around work commitments and yet still have a good work/life balance. I would thoroughly recommend it.” Graduate

“No lectures! A modern learning experience with up-to-date material and access to experienced practitioners.” Emily, Haematology Nurse Specialist, Hexham General Hospital

Find out about course requirements and how to apply.


Find out about the requirements for this course.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you must be working with the UK Health Service

You should have undergraduate degree in a relevant health-related subject eg BSc Nursing. However, we’ll also consider applications on an individual basis.

If English is not your first language, you need an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in writing and reading and at least 6.5 in speaking and listening)

You can also read the University's English Language guidance, which includes other English language tests we accept and extra English language support.

Academic qualifications that we accept from your country to meet our entry requirements are listed on your country page.

We look at applications on an individual basis and you may be given credit for your knowledge and experience.

Conditions of your offer

One of the conditions of your offer is the return of references from your nominated referees. You'll also need to nominate a Workplace Mentor. You'll receive the full conditions of your offer in your offer letter. 

Additional requirements 

Find out about technical software, and other equipment you'll need to study one of our online courses in our Requirements section

How to Apply

Find out how to apply for the Chemotherapy Nurse Training programme

This course starts in September (Semester 1) and in January (Semester 2) and we accept applications for either course, all year round. 

You'll need to apply for this course through Newcastle University’s Postgraduate website.

Required course details

On the ‘Programme of Study’ page of the online postgraduate application form you'll need to select the programme 6041P CPD Oncology and Palliative Care.

Online Postgraduate Application Form

To apply follow the University’s step-by-step guide and complete the online application form on the Postgraduate website