CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)-Plans for the next academic year. 

The teaching staff are now beginning to return to the School to resume their academic activities. They are working at a pace to change the way we deliver our courses. Moving forward, we will be using blended and e-learning methods. We aim to roll out the modules, which were postponed during the initial stages of COVID-19, in a phased approach, starting in September 2020, over an eight-month period. This is in line with Health Education England (HEE) who have proposed an extension to the education contract period. This is to allow time for the recovery of commissions that were postponed due to the pandemic.

As you will recognise because of COVID-19, plans are constantly changing so we will, as the situation evolves, endeavour to keep you informed. The health and wellbeing of our staff and students are our absolute priority. 

If you do have any questions or concerns, please refer to our Student Q&A page or contact us at Student Support Services for more information.




Delivery method

Face to face

Length of module

5 days

Academic credits and level

15 credits at level 6 or 7

Entry requirements

Applicants should currently be caring for patients with cancer

Course summary

Do you work with patients undergoing cancer treatment? This module will provide nurses or allied health professionals with the knowledge and skills to confidently care for the acute oncology patient. This module will enable students to gain an understanding of how cancer and its treatment can lead to the acute deterioration of the patient. The module utilises a variety to enhance and develop students’ existing knowledge to assess, prevent, and manage the rapidly changing or emergency situation.

I’m more confident when I’m looking after patients because now I understand how cancer and its treatment can lead to the patient becoming acutely ill. The module team were very supportive and always there for advice.

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Acute Cancer Practice | The Royal Marsden School
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