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Principles of Breast Cancer Nursing
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This unit of study will give the opportunity to develop, extend and integrate your existing knowledge and skills in relation to delivery of care to patients who have breast cancer.

This unit of study has been developed to provide the nurse greater insight into the disease and its impact, to enable them to develop appropriate care and support.

Diagnosis and current treatment options will be discussed to enable the registered nurse the skills needed to support in adjusting from diagnosis of breast cancer to subsequent treatments.

Principles of Breast Cancer Nursing
Unit of study code 327
Availability Graduate Certificate in Breast Cancer Nursing

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 Kirsten Masters
Content 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: Introduction to breast cancer a) explore the impact of breast cancer on individuals and families from a local, national and international perspective Assessment 1: Online discussions x 2 10% 2, 5
Theme 2: Breast Cancer: Statistics, Competencies, Screening, and Awareness b) demonstrate specialist knowledge about breast cancer concepts epidemiology and their associated pathology. Assessment 2: Literature critique 40% 6
Theme 3:
Diagnosing breast cancer and the role of a breast care nurse in the multidisciplinary team
c) critically analyse the role of breast care nurse and the multidisciplinary team for the provision of evidence-based contemporary care. Assessment 3: Narrated powerpoint presentation 30% 8
Theme 4: Breast cancer treatments and holistic management of treatment induced side effects d) critically examine the current breast cancer treatments, clinical trials and the holistic management of treatment-induced side effects. Assessment 4: Digital poster and abstract 20% 10
Theme 5: Cultural safety and clinical trials e) demonstrate an awareness of cultural safety and the needs of the culturally and linguistically diverse populations and Indigenous Australians.

Principles of Breast Cancer Nursing (327) 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.