Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Nursing Practice: Issues in Care and Management

Key information

Start date: To be confirmed

(Due to run in the 2020/21 academic year)

Attendance dates:

To be confirmed


Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH

Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

  • Level
    6 (undergraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module aims

This module aims to develop existing competencies in Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) practice to enable senior cancer nurses to explore and debate existing practice issues at local and national levels.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Expand your existing theoretical base to enhance tyour own and others’ practice in relation to the care pathway of a person with cancer who requires SACT treatment including cancer biology and cytotoxic pharmacology.
  • Explore your clinical role in terms of nurse led practice and multi-disciplinary team education.
  • Critically analyse your SACT service in terms of leadership and management issues.
  • Critically reflect on your professional practice and evaluate the need for service improvement and practice development.

Learning and teaching methods

Blended learning

  • Online workbook using UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) SACT Competency Passport Part 1
  • Interactive lectures/discussions
  • Student led seminars
  • Simulation scenarios in skills labs.

Work based learning

  • Supervised practice
  • Portfolio of clinical practice using UKONS SACT Competency Passport Part 2.


  • Presentation of a reflective case study: care of patient receiving SACT
  • Practice portfolio.

Course leader

Karen Poole

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Reading list

Take a look at the module reading list.


Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 6
  • Professional registration as a healthcare professional (NMC/HCPC)
  • Working in health and social care.

Fees and funding


How to apply

Please download and fill in an application form. 

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If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.

Cancellation policy

If you withdraw less than seven days before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the module administrator) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after the module commences will also be charged.

Module availability

Places are confirmed approximately one month before the module start date. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 


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