Length of module
This online module is run over 12 weeks and consists of 5 half day live ‘virtual’ tutorials which require attendance, and 3-4 half days of independent online working. There are also group work activities to be completed
Academic credits and level
15 credits at level 6 or 7
Applicants must currently be working with patients who are likely to be treated with haemopoietic stem cell transplantation
This module will enable nurses and allied health professionals to explore, evaluate, and discuss the complexities of caring for this unique patient group receiving a Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. It will build on their previous knowledge and clinical experience, allowing opportunities to review current practice and to examine evidence-based interventions to enhance experience and outcomes for patients, carers, and donors.
I found learning about the different types of transplant, the complications that can arise and how to address them very useful.
This module is in association with:
- Principles of autologous and allogeneic HSCT and other cellular therapies
- Complications of conditioning regimens
- Care of the immunosuppressed patient
- Short and long term complications of HSCT and the importance of supportive care
- Critical care issues
- The impact of transplantation on the donor, patient, family and significant others
- Ethical considerations
- Contemporary models of HSCT care delivery
- Survivorship issues
- Stem cell mobilisation and collection
On successful completion of the module at Level 6 you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes:
- Discuss the rationale for HSCT as a treatment modality
- Critically assess the impact of a haematopoietic transplant for patients, donors, and carers, including the psycho-social and ethical dimension
- Critically discuss the evidence base for the care of patients or donors completing HSCT and interventions to improve experience and outcomes
- Evaluate the management of the potential short and long term complications of HSCT and the role of the Health Care Professional
On successful completion of the module at Level 7 you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes:
- Critically evaluate the impact of haematopoietic transplant for patients, donors, and carers, including the psycho-social and ethical dimension
- Critically appraise the evidence base for the care of patients or donors undergoing HSCT and the challenges of introducing and utilising that evidence in your clinical area
- Critically evaluate the complexities of the management of complications post haematopoietic transplant, and explore innovative approaches to improving patient/donor/carer experience and outcomes
- Critically examine the professional discipline’s contribution to the supportive care needs of patients or donors completing HSCT and living with the consequences of HSCT
- Critically assess the implications of national and international policy on HSCT service provision and its relevance to your particular client group
Dates will be added for new applications as they become available. Please check back regularly for updates.
Applicants must currently be working with patients who are likely to be treated with haemopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Level 6: 2,000-word essay
Level 7: 3,000-word essay
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.