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The Royal Marsden School

Principles of Haemato-Oncology Care

Cost

£997

Delivery method

Online

Length of module

Module runs over 15 weeks: 5 half day live tutorials - please request these off in order to attend. 4 half days of online content. Group work activities to promote: interactivity, peer learning, collaboration, networking.

Academic credits and level

15 credits at level 6 or 7

Entry requirements

Applicants should currently be working with patients with a haematological malignancy

Course summary

This module will allow nurses and allied health professionals to develop knowledge and understanding of this complex and diverse patient group, providing opportunities to explore evidence-based practice, and therefore enabling them to improve patient experience and outcomes in clinical practice. The module content reflects the inter-professional, holistic approach which underpins contemporary haemato-oncology practice.

 I have found the module/ course very useful and relevant to my practice. I have learned a lot and it has made me more confident in providing a high standard of care to my patients.

Student quote

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Key topics

  • Pathophysiology, and  clinical signs and symptoms
  • The immune system in haemato-oncology and immunotherapeutic approaches
  • Current and emerging treatment options and toxicity management.
  • Disease-specific considerations: 
    • acute leukaemias
    • chronic leukaemias
    • lymphoma
    • myeloma
  • Psychosocial impact of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, and the importance of supportive care
  • Evidence-based practice in haemato-oncology
  • Managing the short term and long term consequences of treatment

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module at Level 6 you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes:

  • Define the pathophysiology of haematological malignancies
  • Evaluate current practice, treatment modalities, and management strategies for haematological cancers
  • Critically examine the principles and challenges of caring for people with a haematological malignancy, and their carers/families
  • Critically appraise the contribution and interventions of health care professionals in supporting people living with a haematological malignancy
  • Critically identify and discuss the ethical, cultural, and psycho-social issues involved in caring for the Haemato-oncology patient

On successful completion of the module at Level 7 you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes:

  • Define the complex pathophysiology and aetiology of haematological malignancies
  • Critically evaluate current  treatment modalities and management strategies for haematological cancers, and examine the implications for practitioners
  • Critically assess the evidence underpinning the care of people, and their carers /families, with a haematological malignancy
  • Critically analyse and synthesise the literature relating to people living with a haematological malignancy, examining current practice, and identifying areas for service development
  • Critically identify and discuss the complex ethical, cultural, and psycho-social issues involved in caring for the haemato-oncology patient and illustrate the challenges these present for practitioners

Dates

Dates will be added for new applications as they become available. Please check back regularly for updates.

Assessment

Level 6: 2,000-word essay
Level 7: 3,000-word essay

Student support

Tutorials with the module leader or personal tutor are available if students require additional help with the planning and writing of their assignments. Email and telephone support are also available from the module leader/personal tutor. 

The Royal Marsden School uses an online environment called Moodle which students must access during their studies to support and enhance our courses. The site provides resources and communication tools. All students will be provided with a username and password to access module specific sections as well as general learning support such as study skills and library resources. Students also have access to the David Adams Library and Electronic Resource Centre. 

To get the best from the live video-conferencing sessions and enable you to participate fully you should have access to a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone. If you have any concerns or need help, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Related pathways

This course is currently unavailable.