Core Module Information
Module title: Administration of Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy - Principles and Practice

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR09131
Module leader: Charlotte Taylor
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Innovations in Health & Social Care Practice
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

This module will provide you with an introduction to the principles of cancer and the action of Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment (SACT) in relation to underlying disease.

The module will explore the legal, ethical and professional issues surrounding SACT treatment in line with the requirement for practice set out by the Chief Executive Letter 30 (2012) and provide underpinning theoretical knowledge to enable students to effectively assess signs and symptoms associated with SACT toxicity and the complications of treatment.

Topics covered will be in line with NHS Education for Scotland (NES, 2014) education and training framework for the safe use of anticancer therapy at enhanced practice level.



Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and theories of the safe use of Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT).
LO2: Analyse effective assessment and management of toxicity, utilising decision making skills to plan and support evidence based care.
LO3: Appraise Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy administration in accordance with legal and professional practice.
LO4: Critically reflect on your role as an autonomous practitioner caring for a person undergoing Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2020/1, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
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Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: UK PARTNER
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Charlotte Taylor
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will engage in a range of interactive learning opportunities that will facilitate the integration of theory to the practice of SACT administration. Discussion groups and small group activities; video’s, case studies, quizzes, mind mapping, flipped learning and practical simulation will promote extension of prior learning, provide the opportunity for students to construct and communicate their working knowledge of the action of different therapies (LO1). Promoting exploration and application of national and local policy guidelines to determine best practice in the management of patients (LO2, LO4) and discuss ethical and legal issues surrounding administration (LO3).

Formative Assessment:
Students will work in a formal 'learning set' group to explore one aspect of the SACT practice and consider its alignment with local and national policies for safe handling (LO 1) and administration (LO 4). Each student should then submit 500 words using evidence to support their discussion regarding their own practice in this manner. (LO1 and LO4)

This will feed forward into the summative assessment by supporting self directed learning and facilitating identification of link between evidence and practice. Group discussion will support students to refine ideas, evaluate rationale for use and the impact on delivery of safe, effective person-centred care.


Summative Assessment:
Provide a written case study which includes critical reflection on your role as an autonomous practitioner in the assessment and management of a person undergoing Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy, incorporating local and national guidelines in your analysis (LO’s 1,2,3,4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 16
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 179
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1-4 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2020/1, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: UK PARTNER
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Charlotte Taylor
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will engage in a range of interactive learning opportunities that will facilitate the integration of theory to the practice of SACT administration. Discussion groups and small group activities; video’s, case studies, quizzes, mind mapping, flipped learning and practical simulation will promote extension of prior learning, provide the opportunity for students to construct and communicate their working knowledge of the action of different therapies (LO1). Promoting exploration and application of national and local policy guidelines to determine best practice in the management of patients (LO2, LO4) and discuss ethical and legal issues surrounding administration (LO3).

Formative Assessment:
Students will work in a formal 'learning set' group to explore one aspect of the SACT practice and consider its alignment with local and national policies for safe handling (LO 1) and administration (LO 4). Each student should then submit 500 words using evidence to support their discussion regarding their own practice in this manner. (LO1 and LO4)

This will feed forward into the summative assessment by supporting self directed learning and facilitating identification of link between evidence and practice. Group discussion will support students to refine ideas, evaluate rationale for use and the impact on delivery of safe, effective person-centred care.


Summative Assessment:
Provide a written case study which includes critical reflection on your role as an autonomous practitioner in the assessment and management of a person undergoing Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy, incorporating local and national guidelines in your analysis (LO’s 1,2,3,4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 16
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 179
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1-4 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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