Continuum of care in breast cancer nursing
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Nurses are pivotal to providing a continuum of patient care and require knowledge and skills to work within a multidisciplinary team caring for patient’s once their initial intense treatments have completed. This unit of study explores the specialist breast care nurses’ role in the management of follow-up care, survivorship and the impact and care required if breast cancer reoccurs. It is designed to equip nurses with knowledge about metastatic breast disease and addresses communication and psychological issues In the advanced stage of breast cancer care.

Continuum of care in breast cancer nursing
Unit of study code 280
Availability Graduate Certificate in Breast Cancer Nursing

PG single unit of study

Pre-requisite N/A
Fee* Tier 1
Recommended texts Kissane, DW, Bultz, BD, Butow, PN, Bylund, CL, Noble, S & Wilkinson, S.2017, Oxford textbook of communication in oncology and palliative care, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press. 9780198736134

Harmer, V 2011, Breast cancer nursing: care and management, 2nd edn, Wiley – Blackwell, Hoboken, N.J. 9781405198660

Co-ordinated by Diva Madan


Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program


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

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

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


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Follow up care and survivorship a) demonstrate specialist knowledge of follow up care required for people after the completion of their treatment for breast cancer and to support them in living well Assessment 1: Online discussions x3 10% 2, 6, 10
Theme 2: Continuum of care in advanced breast cancer b) develop and enhance clinical decision making skills and evaluate therapeutic strategies for the care of people who have experienced treatment for breast cancer and require treatment for disease recurrence Assessment 2: Case analysis – part A (2,000 words) 40% 5
c) evaluate effective therapeutic relationships with patients, their families and other members of the multidisciplinary team Assessment 3: Case study – part B (3,000 words) 50% 9
d) develop and implement professional and leadership skills to effectively promote evidence based care and advocate for patients

e) reflect on their own values, beliefs and attitudes in relation to their role as a nurse caring for patients who experience breast cancer and their families.
Tiers2019 Non-member price2019 Member price
(10% discount)
Tier 1$2,165.00$1,948.50
Tier 2$2,475.00$2,227.50
Tier 3$2,915.00$2,623.50
Tier 4$3,475.00$3,127.50

*Fees are subject to change without notice.