PRINCIPLES OF CANCER & PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING
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Credit points: 20
This subject will assist students to develop and interpret foundational knowledge related to the scientific basis of cancer. The focus will be on acquiring advanced levels of knowledge of the pathophysiology of cancer and carcinogenesis, and the principles of cure, control and palliation. The principles of cancer treatment modalities and decision-making determinants related to both solid and haematological malignancies across the disease trajectory will be examined. Chemotherapy, bone marrow and peripheral stem cell transplantation, biotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery will be presented as core treatments. Students will be provided with opportunities to examine issues and controversies surrounding health promotion and education.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorLiz Pascoe
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Incompatible subjects NSG4PTC, NSG4FPC
Special conditions Students must provide evidence of approved health facility access for a minimum of 140-hours of clinical experience that is commensurate with being able to achieve the competencies of this subject.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice||Prescribed||Henke Yarbro, C., Wujcik, B. & Holmes Gobel, B. 2011||7TH EDN, JAMES & BARTLETT PUB., BOSTON|
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