What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Cancer and Haematology Nursing aims to assist nurses who care for people affected by cancer and haematological illness to develop their knowledge and skills for their care. Students will investigate the biology of cancer and haematology, associated treatments and integrated multidisciplinary management.

Students will acquire knowledge about all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of cancer, future treatment trends and the exploration of the impact of these illnesses on the individual, family and community. With the increasing trends towards both home-based care and towards intensive treatments such as Stem Cell Transplantation. The course provides a broad range of content across a diverse spectrum of cancer and haematology care and explores broadening roles for nurses. Nursing interventions to reduce the impact of cancer and its treatment are addressed, drawing on research and the theoretical underpinnings of cancer and haematology care.

Completion of the Graduate Diploma program can be used as credit towards a Masters degree in the discipline or a pathway into the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

Careers & future study

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates of this course will be recognised as having advanced knowledge relevant to cancer and haematology nursing. Nurses, who work in all areas of cancer and haematology nursing, including care delivered in specialist units, community care, acute care, inpatient and home-based care, are essential to providing support to patients and their families. With specialised knowledge and skills cancer and haematology nurses will contribute to important decisions about future trends in treatment, patient care and disease prevention.

Future study options

Completion of the Graduate Diploma in Cancer and Haematology Nursing can be used as credit towards the Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health

CRICOS

068768A

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $39,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February 2021

Venue

Mallett Street Campus

Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney,

88 Mallett Street,

CAMPERDOWN,

New South Wales,

2050, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney. English Language Requirements: TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing; IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing.

For international students

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Cancer and Haematology Nursing will hold

(a) a pre-registration nursing degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or

(b) an embedded graduate certificate in this discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the School, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing

IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 7.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing

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