Module title: Administration of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NUR09112
Module leader: Charlotte Taylor
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Enduring Conditions and Community Care
Prerequisites

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

2017/8, Trimester 3, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Emma Trotter
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los
This module will utilise a blended approach using face-to-face learning and teaching and electronic media. The lectures will be delivered by clinical experts in the field and aim to encourage deep learning through evidence based content, group discussion and workshops to broaden and develop the student's understanding of the physical, social and psychological needs of this group of patients and their families (LO5). The lectures will also explore evidence, guidelines and protocols that guide practice with regard to safe handling and administration of chemotherapy (LOs1 & 2). The students will have one-to-one supervision by an individual deemed suitable by the module team during the practical component of the module to enable the safe transfer of knowledge gained through theory to practice (LOs3 & 4). Additional support regarding any aspect of the module will be carried out via email, face to face and telephone.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module combines traditional intellectual skills with practical and transferable skills. It will contribute to the student's personal development plan and can open the Knowledge Skills Framework gateway between Bands 5 and 6. As the module is aligned to the NES (2007) framework and NBS (2001) curriculum students wishing to transfer from one hospital setting to another will be able to transfer their skills seamlessly. The course content can be used for application of knowledge, for registered nursing personal development plans, within the six core domains of the Knowledge Skills Framework: Communication, Personal and People Development, Health, Safety and Security, Service Improvement and Quality, Equality and Diversity and Health and Wellbeing domains (HWB1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7, 8,)

Assessment (formative and summative)
Students are formatively assessed through submission of a workbook and a draft of the case study, for feedback. Sum

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Other Work based learning 200
Face To Face Lecture 6
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 29 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Emma Trotter
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will utilise a blended approach using face-to-face learning and teaching and electronic media. The lectures will be delivered by clinical experts in the field and aim to encourage deep learning through evidence based content, group discussion and workshops to broaden and develop the student’s understanding of the physical, social and psychological needs of this group of patients and their families (LO5). The lectures will also explore evidence, guidelines and protocols that guide practice with regard to safe handling and administration of chemotherapy (LOs1 & 2). The students will have one-to-one supervision by an individual deemed suitable by the module team during the practical component of the module to enable the safe transfer of knowledge gained through theory to practice (LOs3 & 4). Additional support regarding any aspect of the module will be carried out via email, face to face and telephone.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module combines traditional intellectual skills with practical and transferable skills. It will contribute to the student’s personal development plan and can open the Knowledge Skills Framework gateway between Bands 5 and 6. As the module is aligned to the NES (2007) framework and NBS (2001) curriculum students wishing to transfer from one hospital setting to another will be able to transfer their skills seamlessly. The course content can be used for application of knowledge, for registered nursing personal development plans, within the six core domains of the Knowledge Skills Framework: Communication, Personal and People Development, Health, Safety and Security, Service Improvement and Quality, Equality and Diversity and Health and Wellbeing domains (HWB1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7, 8,)



Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative)
Students are formatively assessed through participation in discussion board activity and feedback will be given on draft submission of a workbook and the case study.

Summative assessment is through completion of:

Submission of portfolio of evidence containing:

1) Practical clinical competencies week 14

2) Presentation of clinical issue associated with administration of chemotherapy. Week 24 (500 words )

3) Submission a report week 28 (2500 words)

4) Reflective learning log week 28 (1000 words)

Each component and all elements of portfolio require to be passed to achieve an overall pass.



Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative)
Students are formatively assessed through participation in discussion board activity and feedback will be given on draft submission of a workbook and the case study.

Summative assessment is through completion of:

Submission of portfolio of evidence containing:

1) Practical clinical competencies week 14

2) Presentation of clinical issue associated with administration of chemotherapy. Week 24 (500 words )

3) Submission a report week 28 (2500 words)

4) Reflective learning log week 28 (1000 words)

Each component and all elements of portfolio require to be passed to achieve an overall pass.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Other Work based learning 200
Face To Face Lecture 6
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 29 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Emma Trotter
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will utilise a blended approach using face-to-face learning and teaching and electronic media. The lectures will be delivered by clinical experts in the field and aim to encourage deep learning through evidence based content, group discussion and workshops to broaden and develop the student’s understanding of the physical, social and psychological needs of this group of patients and their families (LO5). The lectures will also explore evidence, guidelines and protocols that guide practice with regard to safe handling and administration of chemotherapy (LOs1 & 2). The students will have one-to-one supervision by an individual deemed suitable by the module team during the practical component of the module to enable the safe transfer of knowledge gained through theory to practice (LOs3 & 4). Additional support regarding any aspect of the module will be carried out via email, face to face and telephone.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module combines traditional intellectual skills with practical and transferable skills. It will contribute to the student’s personal development plan and can open the Knowledge Skills Framework gateway between Bands 5 and 6. As the module is aligned to the NES (2007) framework and NBS (2001) curriculum students wishing to transfer from one hospital setting to another will be able to transfer their skills seamlessly. The course content can be used for application of knowledge, for registered nursing personal development plans, within the six core domains of the Knowledge Skills Framework: Communication, Personal and People Development, Health, Safety and Security, Service Improvement and Quality, Equality and Diversity and Health and Wellbeing domains (HWB1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7, 8,)

Assessment (formative and summative)
Students are formatively assessed through participation in discussion board activity and feedback will be given on draft submission of a workbook and the case study.

Summativ

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Other Work based learning 200
Face To Face Lecture 6
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 29 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module encompasses the practice learning outcomes required to safely manage this group of patients as outlined in the NHS Education for Scotland (2007) Workforce Education and Training Framework for the Safe Use of Cytotoxic Medicines and National Board for Scotland (2001) Core Curriculum for Safe Administration and Safe Handling of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy including: the principles of chemotherapy; prescribing responsibilities and verification of prescriptions; obtaining IV access; assessing fitness for treatment; transport and storage of cytotoxic medicines; safe administration of chemotherapy via different routes; management of adverse reactions to chemotherapy; disposal of cytotoxic waste; disposal of patient excreta; supportive care and monitoring; development of new cytotoxic agents through clinical trials


Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply theoretical knowledge of safe handling of cytotoxic drugs to ensure the safety of staff, patients, carers and the environment.
LO2: Evaluate the effect of cytotoxic drugs on the cell cycle and effects on the patient.
LO3: Accurately assess adverse reactions, complications and their management associated with cytotoxic drugs.
LO4: Evaluate the safe administration of cytotoxic drugs via different routes.
LO5: Construct an appraisal of relevant research related to the psychosocial needs of patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy and their family and identify appropriate information and support strategies.

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