Haematology (degree level)

Key features

This 20 credit degree-level module is aimed at registered nurses and allied health professionals with at least six months haematology experience and will enable you to take a lead role in the provision of care and treatment of patients with haematology conditions and their carers.

This module follows an evidence-based clinically relevant learning programme for healthcare professionals caring for adult patients within the haematology setting and will develop your underpinning knowledge and critical awareness in haematology health care practice. It will also prepare you for more advanced clinical roles in haematology.

The key topics covered by this module include:

  • non-malignant haematology
  • the physical assessment of the haematology patient
  • infection control issues
  • acute and chronic Leukaemia patient pathways              
  • lymphoma and myeloma patient pathways
  • autograft and allograft patient pathways
  • palliative care within the haematological setting.

For further information or an informal discussion regarding the module please contact:

Sarah Waters, Course Administrator

Email: sarahwaters1@nhs.net 

Clare Fox, Module Lead

Email: clare.fox3@nhs.net or telephone: +44 1392 402879

Rachel John, Module Teacher

Email: rachel.john1@nhs.net or telephone: +44 1392 404608

This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards a number of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information on this.

This module is delivered by Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with University of Plymouth.

Our students say...

  • A “The talks have been fascinating – I have learnt so much.”
  • A “My knowledge of haematological conditions and emergencies has much improved.”

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 – bachelors degree


Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Module dates

Please contact the Education Co-ordinator for the trust offering the module (see 'How to apply' for contact details) or module team (see above)

*This module was previously known as HEAC340 - Haemato-Oncology.