Cancer drug development course // Drug Repurposing

Cancer drug development course

Anti Cancer Drug Administration Course GraphicThis double module offers the opportunity for qualified practitioners involved in the administration and care of patients receiving anti-cancer drug therapies (eg chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies), to enhance their knowledge, skills and expertise.

The teaching and learning approaches are designed to maximise the benefits of sharing knowledge and expertise both in the classroom and via online forums. Lecturers and clinical staff will facilitate the integration of theory and practice throughout the course. You are encouraged to utilise information technologies as potential sources of knowledge and learning. All programmes offer a convenient part-time format to fit around home and work commitments.

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Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) rating

The Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme is a system in which you can accumulate the credits and build them towards recognised awards, if you so wish. This double module course provides 30 Level 6 (Degree level) credits.

Course Details

This double module consists of ten days taught contact time in the University (a week block and five separate study days) and five educationally led clinical practice days.

The course also requires a minimum of 300 hours of self directed study.

Assessment Methods

The module has a written assignment based around competence in practice and a practice based workbook.

Entry Requirements

  • A Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent.

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  • A relevant professional qualification together with appropriate experience, which we'll ask you to demonstrate by presenting a portfolio of your work.


Our Professional Navigator, Tracey Cutler, is also on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Tracey Cutler on 0121 331 6162.

Meet Our Professional Navigator

Hello, I’m Tracey, the Professional Navigator and I am available via the Personal Development Department (PDD).

I help health and social care professionals to choose the right Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. Many people call me to find out which programmes can top up their diploma into a degree, or to research postgraduate options. Others need to update their skills to remain members of a professional body or to specialise in a new area.

You don’t need all your certificates to hand when you call: I’ll just find out what qualifications you have and where you’ve worked. Often, I’ll then meet you face to face so we can discuss where you want to be. I help callers find out if their training courses they’ve done at work, can count towards an award.

I can advise on the short courses we offer, which don’t bear credits but teach new workplace skills, and flexible study options. Also I help international professionals carry out qualification comparisons as part of my role in PDD.

We offer an extensive range of modules: some of our specialist courses are otherwise only available at universities in London and Scotland. Nearly all our lecturers are practising professionals who are known and respected in their fields.

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