About this course
Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education
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|Award title||Specialist Certificate in Cancer Nursing|
|Year & campus||2019 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||25 credit points|
|Duration||6 months part-time|
The Specialist Certificate in Cancer Nursing is an online 25 credit point, part‐time, coursework program of six months duration. Students undertake two 12.5 subjects across two Terms. Admission is based on a Bachelor of Nursing degree (or equivalent) and recent clinical experience within the last five years of applying for the course.
The course provides students with a sound understanding of the theoretical knowledge and scientific advances that underpin care management of people who are affected by cancer. Students will begin to develop the ability to apply the knowledge learned in this course when providing care to patients and their families affected by cancer. Students will have knowledge regarding essential cultural, legal and ethical decision‐making principles in planning care for the person affected by cancer.
It is recommended that students undertaking this course are employed in their area of specialty practice (e.g. cancer‐care services) as a pathway to the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice.
Last updated: 18 December 2020