Core Module Information
Module title: Therapeutic Options for Malignant Haematological Disorders (40 credits)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NMS11191
Module leader: Emma Trotter
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Cancer Collaborative


Description of module content:

Unit 1a: 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. There is a refresher folder available for students to revisit their knowledge of blood physiology, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, nutrition, virology, immunology and bacteriology. Placing haematology in the context of cancer care.

Unit 1b: Studying on line material: therapeutic options for Leukaemia’s, Lymphomas, and Myeloma, including new novel treatments, clinical trials and complication of treatment.

Unit 2: Bone marrow transplantation, peripheral stem cell transplantation, complications of treatments. Psychosocial issues (including treatment, survivorship and rehabilitation), 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.
LO6: Demonstrate dissemination of new found knowledge and learning

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

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