Principles of Safe and Compassionate SACT (Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment) Delivery (HI3013 & HI4026) Short Course

Principles of Safe and Compassionate SACT (Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment) Delivery  (HI3013 & HI4026) Short Course

This contemporary module focusses on the national and local standards expected of professionals administering systemic anti-cancer treatments (eg. chemotherapy, biotherapy).  Safety and compassion are the key themes delivered by people experienced in the field and drawing on service user experience.  The aim is to enable a deeper understanding of the treatments delivered and professional responsibilities in this. The module is designed for you evaluate and challenge practice, considering areas of excellence and those requiring improvement.  You will be guided through completion of the theoretical component of the UKONS SACT Competency Passport through classroom and directed study activities. In addition, completion of the module assessment will provide 20 credits towards a level 6 (BSc) or level 7 (MSc) programme of study at UCLan. 

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Five study days over one semester


School of Sport and Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

September cohort / February cohort

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should be registered professionals working within the field of anti-cancer treatment delivery.

Course Content

Course Outline:
- The biology of cancer
- How SACT drugs work
- Routes of SACT administration
- Patient assessment
- Toxicities of SACT and care of the patient
- Safe handling and administration of SACT
- Ethical, legal and professional Issues
- Prophylactic/supportive/rescue interventions
- The psychosocial impact of SACT treatment
- Patient education and self-care advice
- Advancing SACT practice – suggesting improvements for practice



- Experienced and enthusiastic teaching team
- Collaboration with the Cancer Education HUB, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
- Teaching enhanced by contemporary technology
- Five classroom study days supported by e-learn activities
- Practice focussed
- Completion of the UKONS SACT Competency Passport (theoretical section)
- 20 credits at level 6 or 7 on completion


Learning Environment & Assessment:


Part 1 – Presentation relating to improving practice
Part 2 – Submission of UKONS SACT Competency Passport (theoretical section)

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

£880 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

To apply contact or 01772 893836

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University of Central Lancashire,
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