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The Royal Marsden School

Principles of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy

Cost

£997

Delivery method

Online

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

Entry requirements

Applicants must currently be working with patients who are likely to be treated with haemopoietic stem cell transplantation

Course availability

Register your interest

Course summary

 

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. 

Student quote

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Key topics

  • 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

Learning outcomes

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

  • Critically discuss the rationale for HSCT and CAR- T as a treatment modality
  • Evaluate the complexities of HSCT and CAR-T treatments including biological responses to such treatment and explore their implications for contemporary approaches to HSCT and CAR-T care delivery
  • Explore the impact of HSCT and CAR-T therapy for patients, carers and donors, including psycho-social and ethical components of care
  • Analyse the evidence base for the care of patients or donors involved in HSCT and CAR-T and interventions to improve patient/donor 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:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the rationale and evidence base for HSCT and CAR-T as a treatment modality and the care of patients undergoing these complex treatment interventions 
  • Analyse the complexities and management of HSCT and CAR-T treatments including biological responses to such treatments and critically explore their implications for contemporary approaches to HSCT care delivery
  • Critically appraise the complexities and management of both short- and long-term complications post HSCT and CAR-T therapy and explore innovative approaches to improving patient/donor/carer experience and outcomes, including psycho-social and ethical dimensions
  • Critically examine the professional discipline’s contribution to the supportive care needs of patients, donors or carers completing HSCT and CAR-T therapy living with and beyond the consequences of their treatment
  • Critically assess the implications of national and international policy on HSCT and CAR-T service provision and practice and its relevance to different models of care delivery

Dates

We are currently working on new dates for the 2022/23 academic year. Please sign up for our Education Matters newsletter here and you will be informed of the new dates by the end of June 2022.

Entry requirements

Applicants must currently be working with patients who are likely to be treated with haemopoietic stem cell transplantation.

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.