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Chemotherapy Module

Effective registration with appropriate professional statutory regulatory body and the ability to study to degree level (120 credits level 4/5) and evidence of recent study. As students will be required to administer cytotoxic chemotherapy they should have evidence of the following:

  • Competence of administering intravenous drugs.
  • Working within an area that administers cytotoxic chemotherapy regularly.
  • Competence in venepuncture and cannulation desirable.

(Please contact the Module Leader if you do not meet the entrance criteria before you apply)

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3387
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Susan Cordiner
T: 0116 2047839 


  • Semester 1: Dates - please contact the module lead
  • Semester 2: Dates - please contact the module lead
  • Semester X: Dates - please contact the module lead

Modules Description

This module is delivered collaboratively through DMU and UHL and is designed for nurses and allied health professionals who either care for patients receiving chemotherapy or who wish to expand their knowledge to be able to support patients before, during or after their treatment. It enables the student to explore the theoretical principles and clinical issues that underpin the care of a patient receiving chemotherapy. This module explores specialist knowledge, practice and attitudes that underpin the enhancement of chemotherapy care by promoting assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Those who wish to administer chemotherapy treatments will be able to be assessed on this skill this as part of the module. 

Preparation for Study

NMAH 3387 is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard. If it is sometime since you produced an academic essay or undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking the Return to Study information that is available on the LBR DMU website beforehand.