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||From July 2021 intake, this unit will no longer be available. For further information, please refer to the Graduate Certificate in Breast Cancer Nursing webpage or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Mode of study||Online|
|Hours of study||150|
|Recommended texts||Kissane, D. W., Bultz, B. D., Butow, P. N., Bylund, C. L., Noble, S., & Wilkinson, S. (2017). Oxford textbook of communication in oncology and palliative care (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780198736134.
Harmer, V. (2011). Breast cancer nursing: care and management (2nd ed.). Wiley – Blackwell. 9781405198660
|Co-ordinated by||Kirsten Masters
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|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%||4, 7, 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.|
Continuum of Care in Breast Cancer Nursing (280) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.