MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice (Nursing)

Year of entry: 2023

Course unit details:
Safe delivery of Systemic anti-cancer therapies (SACT) L7

Course unit fact file
Unit code NURS61722
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by
Available as a free choice unit? No

Aims

Develop students’ critical understanding on safe delivery principles of SACT, demonstrating an advanced knowledge of the complex needs of cancer patients, and critically identify implications for care.

Critically appraise the legal, ethical and professional issues involved with administering SACT, relating evidence to local and national policy, and have an awareness of human factor implications in health care services.

Critically evaluate practices required of the multidisciplinary team to holistically support the safe administration of SACT, assessing current service provisions to enhance patient care.

Systematically evaluate the theories and concepts underpinning the information patients receive regarding SACT to support them, their relatives and the service.

Teaching and learning methods

  • Synchronous and asynchronous activity
  • Online tutorials – discussion forums and personal academic advisor meetings
  • Directed study activities and self-directed reading

Knowledge and understanding

1. Critically reflects on safe delivery principles of SACT, demonstrating an advanced knowledge of the complex needs of cancer patients, and critically identify implications for care.

2. Critically analyze legal, ethical and professional issues involved with administering SACT, relating evidence to local and national policy, and have an awareness of human factor implications in health care services.

3. Critically review practices required of the multidisciplinary team to holistically support the safe administration of SACT, assessing current service provisions to enhance patient care.

4. Critically evaluate the theories and concepts underpinning information patients receive regarding SACT to support them, their relatives and the service.

Intellectual skills

1.Critically discuss peer reviewed literature and national/local policies to justify clinical decision-making and recommendations for safe delivery of treatments.

2. Critically appraise current administration practices for SACT, drawing on a range of evidences, and critically discuss innovative approaches to enhance patient care.

3. Critically reflect on typical issues found in health care which could affect safe delivery of SACT in the work place.

4. Critically evaluate the educational training tools related to safe principles of SACT.

Practical skills

1. Demonstrate the ability for safe administration of SACT based on current evidence and best practice guidelines.

2. When considering treatment intentions and associated toxicities/ emergencies, exhibit skills required for the prevention, recognition and management of such.

3. Recognize when to withhold/ stop administration of SACT and escalate concerns about fitness to treat.

4. Display safe handling of SACT, including the prevention and management of exposure and spillage.

5. Communicate effectively to patients and relatives receiving new talks including key pre and post treatment information.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

1. Critically synthesize your own role in development of SACT service delivery.

2. Actively participates in collaborative learning and peer support to meet learning needs.

3. Promote independent learning through critically appraising the evidence that supports practice.

4. Critically evaluates a range of evidence to inform clinical decision-making and professional practice to improve patient care.

Assessment methods

OSCE preparation (Formative)

Completion of all online directed activities (Summative)

Undertake the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) surrounding Safe delivery of SACT principles (Summative)

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Demonstration 42
Seminars 2
Independent study hours
Independent study 106

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Samantha Freeman Unit coordinator

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