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The Biology of Cancer and Haematology - NURS5056

Year - 2020

This unit of study will provide the scientific basis for cancer and haematology nursing practice. Students will examine, in detail, biological concepts related to haemopoeisis, immunology, carcinogenesis, genetics and epigenetics. Recent advances in the understanding the biology of cancer will be critiqued. This unit of study will provide a framework and foundation for understanding the impact of both malignant disease and the therapeutic management. Biological and physiological principles that support cancer treatments will be reviewed in detail. A detailed understanding of the biology of malignant disease together with that of the physiological effect of treatment is imperative for developing skills and capacity in specialist cancer and haematology nursing practice. Strategies to support physiological function and manage complex clinical presentations will be examined with students undertaking critical appraisal of treatment guidelines.

four intensive, on-campus study days

Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Nursing and Midwifery
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Mallet St
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