Core Module Information
Module title: Therapeutic Options for Malignant Haematological Disorders (Theory)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS11130
Module leader: Emma Trotter
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

The module starts by refreshing students’ knowledge of blood physiology, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, nutrition, virology, immunology and bacteriology. Placing haematology in the context of cancer care.
The module is then divided into 2 sections Unit 1b, which covers Leukaemia’s, Lymphomas, and Myeloma, including new novel treatments, clinical trials and complications of treatment.
Unit 2 which, covers transplantation and transplant complications Psychosocial issues of treatment, survivorship and ethical implications, the multidisciplinary team approach, family involvement, donor issues, emergency care and end of life issues.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate haematological patho-physiology and epidemiology in relation to clinical practice.
LO2. Critically explore the treatment options and outcomes for an individual, undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immune therapy, bone marrow or peripheral stem cell transplant.
LO3. Critically engage with the psychosocial, ethical, and end of life implications for a person in relation to treatment.
LO4. Evaluate the importance of the role of the health professional within the multidisciplinary team.
LO5. Appraise developments in evidence-based practice and the potential of these to inform current clinical practice.

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