Module title: Acute Oncology Care

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

Module code: NMS11172
Module leader: Karen Campbell
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Car

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Karen Campbell
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to Los
This module encourages you to learn independently through your participation in a range of activities within Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate with support from your academic supervisor and peer group. You will critically reflect on the literature relevant to the biology of cancer and its treatment in relation to your clinical practice (LO1-2). You will participate in discussion boards and Blackboard Collaborate with other colleagues to enhance deeper learning on specific subjects and encourage collaboration and networking (LO 3, 6). The Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate materials have been designed to provide you with autonomy on the how and when you learn. By this we mean there are a variety of learning approaches taken for example – reflection on; case studies, suggested reading and listening to audio and video material (LO 4, 5).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
This module will combine traditional intellectual and analytical skills with reflective skills. The use of Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate contributes towards core transferable skills in information technology and group participation over the internet. The course is seen as an important assets to the progression of the Advanced Practice in Cancer Care pathway and holds importance within clinical practice due to an organisational commitment linking education of nursing staff (Band 6 and 7) and accreditation to perform patient care. The assignments have been developed and designed to aid the student in enhancing clinical practice by looking at treatment and research in depth. The student can also use the content of the course in application of their knowledge toward their personal development plans and knowledge skills framework in the core domains and the Health and Wellbeing domains (HWB3, 4, 5, 6 and 7).

Formative Assessment:
Formative Assignment
Formative assessment takes the form of quizzes, and online Tutorials within Moodle, summative assessment feedback (LO1- 6).

Summative Assessment:
Summative assignment
The students should
• Identify a research or clinical service issue affecting patient care within your area of practice, critically review within the context of global and national research/service priorities, and present your findings in a report or article for publication (4,000 words ) (80%).
• Provide a reflective account in learning log format of new learning and relevance to clinical practice of discussion board participation and Blackboard collaborate (500 x2) (20%).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 186
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 4
Online Lecture 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 80 1-5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Learning Log 10 6 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Learning Log 10 6 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Unit 1a [week 1]: Introduction to the student learning environment and establish support structure from module team, Napier university and fellow students through a variety of activities.
Introduction to the module design and delivery of the learning materials; incorporating the introduction to depth and breadth of these materials used throughout the module.

Unit 1b [weeks 2-7]: Studying material online: Scientific basis of cancer including Health promotion, epidemiology, Genetics. Therapeutic options of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormonal therapy and immunotherapy including safe administration, complication of treatments and clinical trials.

Unit 2 [weeks 8-15]: Studying material online: psychosocial aspects of cancer care, assessment and management of individual cancer needs associated with the treatment trajectory including end of treatment and follow up interventions.

Unit 1 and Unit 2 [weeks 2-15] Ethics, compassion and communication is embedded throughout the course.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1. Evaluate the science and epidemiology of cancer in relation to clinical practice.
LO2. Critically explore the treatment options and outcomes for an individual, undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and immune therapy as a treatment option.
LO3. Critically engage with the psychosocial, ethics, compassion and communication issues associated with living with cancer.
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.
LO6 Critically examine the impact of the module learning material and module delivery has had on your professional practice and personal development.

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