Explore specialised oncology content including cancer treatment options and side effects, bone marrow transplants and their complications, oncological emergencies, end of life care and bereavement. Taking a person- and family-centred approach in the oncology specialisation, you will study a range of cancer types across multiple biological systems including leukaemia, haematological tumours, brain and CNS cancer, head and neck cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer. The modules taught in this specialisation cover integral anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the significance of polypharmacy in those receiving cancer treatment.

Career opportunities

Studying this specialisation can lead to a career as a:

  • clinical nurse specialist
  • clinical nurse consultant,
  • nurse unit manager/associate nurse unit manager
  • ward educator
  • clinical education programs coordinator
  • an academic in undergraduate education

Industry partnerships

ACU is proud to partner with: 

  • Ballarat Health Service
  • Bendigo Health
  • Northern Health
  • St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • The Prince Charles Hospital Brisbane
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Completion requirements

A Specialisation group consists of 20cp.

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • NRSG636Foundations of Specialty Practice 110 CP
  • NRSG637Foundations of Specialty Practice 210 CP

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