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ONC8023 : Chemotherapy Nurse Training (E-learning) (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module is aimed at nursing staff administering chemotherapy and other systemic anticancer therapies (SACT).
The module will help students develop their knowledge and skills in the administration of systemic anticancer therapies.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module will cover 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 Chemotherapy

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion210:0020:00Independent assessment preparation
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading123:0036:00Online content
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity112:0022:00eJournal
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study111:0011:00Supplemental reading
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion111:0011:00Via discussion board and wikis
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Through a series of online tutorials as well as private study (including directed reading), students will gain detailed knowledge and understanding of chemotherapy and systemic anticancer therapies.

Furthermore, students will be encouraged to participate in collaborative learning via the discussion boards. Personal development will be encouraged through the use of reflective journal postings, shared only with the module leader. As the students proceed through the module, they will complete a number of interactive activities that will help to consolidate their understanding of the curriculum.

This will facilitate the development of interpersonal and communication skills as well as team working and peer assessment skills.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination301M20Timed Online MCQ test (20 questions, 30 minutes) - in order to pass this module candidates must achieve a mark of at least 50%
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M70Short Answer Questions (2 questions - total 1500 Words) - candidates must achieve a mark of 50% to pass this module
Portfolio1M10Participation in collaborative e-learning activities throughout the module (Discussion Board, Blog, wikis).
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Essay1MShort Answer Question (Maximum 500 words submitted to reflective ejournal)
PC Examination1MOnline MCQ Quiz (10 questions)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The online MCQs assess students' knowledge of systemic anticancer therapies including cytotoxic chemotherapy and novel targeted therapies. The short answer questions will allow students to apply the knowledge to practice based scenarios.

The reflective journal allows the student to consolidate their understanding throughout the module and encourages reflective practice. The feed-forward comments will help the students complete the summative assessments.

A participation grade is included to encourage and reward the student's engagement with the collaborative activities.

In order to pass this module candidates must also achieve a pass mark of 50 or above for the PC examinations and the written exercise.

Should a student fail the module overall and cannot pass at resit due to insufficient participation marks at first attempt they may (at the module leader’s discretion and with the student’s agreement) complete a different form of participation assessment. The student will be asked to submit a 500 word reflection on their overall learning gained from the module.

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