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  • Develop students’ understanding of the principles of cancer chemotherapy
  • Enable the practitioner to safely administer cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • Manage the holistic care of the patient requiring chemotherapy ​​​​​​

Target Audience

This module is for:

  • Health and social care professionals who work with people receiving chemotherapy in a clinical or community setting.
  • Practitioners who are not required to administer intravenous chemotherapy but who are responsible for care management

Date and Duration


7 September 2020 – 14 December 2020


  • Induction day: Monday 7 September 2020
  • Theory week: 14-18 January 2020

6 days contact over 15 weeks (1 day induction, 1 full week) plus 75 hours clinical practice


  • Principles of chemotherapy
  • Pharmacology, side effects and their management
  • Cannulation, administration techniques
  • Holistic assessment and management
  • Ethical issues, accountability, consent

20 credits – academic level 6



The Clinical Education Department


The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Clatterbridge Road
Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside CH63 4JY
United Kingdom

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