Course Description

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).

Inherent Requirements for Nursing courses

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $20,000 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,349 total course cost.

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.5% (national average 66.5%)
Improved skills: 82.0% (national average 78.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.2% (national average 81.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 96.3% (national average 93.7%)
Studying full time: 2.1% (national average 4.1%)
Median full time salary: $64,700 (national average $78,900)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 068768A
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GNCAHANU1000

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