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From January 2022, single unit of study 334 ‘Cellular Therapies’ permanently replaces single unit of study 186 ‘Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation’ which will be no longer offered.

This unit of study examines current and emerging cellular therapies. It provides students with an overview of the immune system, bone marrow function, cell sources and preparation for transplantation, before more explicitly exploring the short- and long-term care requirements of individuals receiving autologous, allogeneic and Chimeric antigen receptor T- cells (CAR-T) therapies. Legal and ethical considerations and the psychological impacts of treatment are explored. Students are encouraged to apply theory to practice and develop their ability to think critically and provide holistic, person-centred care.

Students applying for this elective must be delivering care to people receiving cellular therapies.

Cellular Therapies
Unit of study code 334
Availability Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 2
Suggested readings N/A
Co-ordinated by Christine Collins MACN
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program


After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
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Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


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Theme 1: Bone marrow and the immune system a) demonstrate specialist knowledge of the immune system and its relevance to cellular therapies Assessment 1: Multiple choice quiz 5% 2
Theme 2: Cell source and preparation for transplant b) appraise the legal and ethical considerations relating to the care requirements of individuals receiving cellular therapies Assessment 2: Policy appraisal- preparation for treatment or Essay (alt.) (2000 words) 40% 5
Theme 3: Autologous transplant c) prioritise the immediate care requirements of people receiving autologous, allogeneic and CAR-T cell transplants Assessment 3: Narrated powerpoint presentation 15% 7
Theme 4: Allogeneic transplant d) assess the follow-up and long-term care requirements of people receiving autologous, allogeneic and CAR-T cell transplants Assessment 4: Reflective essay or holistic case presentation (alt.) 40% 10
Theme 5: Immune Effector Cells e) critically evaluate the contemporary literature used to support the provision of person-centred care relating to cellular therapies
f) illustrate the personal and professional values and attitudes required to provide holistic care to people receiving cellular therapies

Cellular Therapies (334) is a Tier 2 unit.

Tiers2022 Member price (10% discount)2022 Non-member price2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,133.00$2,370.00$2,196.00$2,440.00
Tier 2$2,434.50$2,705.00$2,506.50$2,785.00
Tier 3$2,862.00$3,180.00$2,947.50$3,275.00
Tier 4$3,420.00$3,800.00$3,523.50$3,915.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.