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NURS5057: Cancer and Haematology Nursing Practice

2024 unit information

This unit will explore interventions in cancer and haematology nursing practice throughout the malignant disease trajectory. The global perspective of cancer and the role of screening in cancer nursing practice will be discussed. Health promotion as a philosophy of care in cancer, nurse-led interventions and the management of complex clinical situations will be explored, particularly in relation to assessment and symptom management. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their own practice and evaluate this in relation to specific competencies of the specialist cancer nurse. Throughout this unit of study students will engage in discussion of common presentations, and will be able to apply this to their own area of practice and thus pursue their own specific subspecialty of interest.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Medicine and Health

Study level Postgraduate
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. (critically) evaluate assessment and symptom management within the cancer and haematology trajectory
  • LO2. locate, critically analyse, and apply information relevant to symptom management in specialist cancer and haematology nursing practice
  • LO3. appraise health promotion practices in cancer and haematology nursing practice
  • LO4. justify clinical assessment decisions and practice in relation to evidence and clinical judgement.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Block mode Mallett Street, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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