Start Date
August 2024
SASCED/P
09131101
Duration
2 years
Fees
70,000 Saudi Riyals per year

Program overview

The Master of Science in Oncology and Palliative Care (MSNO) provides the registered nurses who wish to undertake a specialist qualification in Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing with the required skills and clinical training to succeed in their endeavors to deliver healthcare within the Kingdom and beyond.

The program aims to prepare future leaders in Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing who provide safe, comprehensive, evidence-based care to the oncology patients who are competent in adding to the body of knowledge of oncology nursing practice through research and scholarly activities. These graduates will be able to provide a high standard, ethical, holistic, and culture-sensitive nursing care in the specialist area, as well as in relevant education and research.

The Program Study Plan

  • The Master Science in Oncology and Palliative Care nursing degree is a full-time mood, which requires successful completion of 42 credit hours.
  • The master’s degree requires two years of study (6 semesters), and each semester is 12 weeks duration.
  • The program teaching materials are delivered in English language.

Description of the Courses

MSNO 113 - Advanced Health Assessment
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MSNO 114 - Advanced Research Methods
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MSNO 214 - Ethics and National and International Policies in Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing
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MSNO 111 - Advanced Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing I
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MSNO 112 - Advanced Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing Practicum I
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MSNO 213 - Seminar
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MSNO 211 - Advanced Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing II
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MSNO 212 - Advanced Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing Practicum II
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MSNO 311 - Advanced Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing III
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MSNO 312 - Advanced Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing Practicum III
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MSNO 313 - Psychosocial Aspect of Oncology and Palliative Care
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MSNO 215 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
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MSNO 314 - Advanced Nursing Leadership and Management
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MSNO 411 - Thesis
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MSNO 317 - Infection Control
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MSNO 316 - Biostatistics
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MSNO 315 - Information Technology and Health Care
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How will you learn?

Various teaching and learning strategies, including curricular and extra-curricular activities, aim to achieve learning outcomes in all MSc Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing program areas. These include interactive lectures, small group discussions, team-based learning, assignments, tutorials, flipped classrooms, research activities, student presentation preparation, case-based learning, and hands-on demonstrations.

How you will be assessed?

Through direct assessment method and indirect assessment method. The direct assessment includes written assessments include Multiple choice questions (MCQs; A-type questions with one best answer), Short-answer questions (SAQs), Essay type questions. In addition to written Projects (in each course). While the clinical assessments include, but are not limited to, Portfolio including case-based discussion, assignments, students prepared presentation, professional code of conduct. Also, High Fidelity OSCE and Workplace based assessment.

Careers Overview

An oncology and palliative care nurse specialist may work in hospitals, cancer care centers, research centers, and health sectors.

Also, graduates would have the knowledge, skills, and values to be eligible to apply for a lecturer position in academic institutions.

Job Prospects

An oncology and palliative care nurse specialist will be able to work as a senior nurse specialist in oncology and palliative care units and emergency units. With additional training and experience, they can become a health educator, a clinician, and nursing director of the oncology and palliative care departments. Also, they can be involved in different scientific research activities in the oncology and palliative care fields.

Career Advice

All students are invited and encouraged to meet on an ongoing basis with a career advisor appointed by the Student Career and Alumni Unit (SCAU). Career counseling for students is a process that helps students know and understand their skills, abilities, interests, and relationship to the workplace to make appropriate decisions about their future career path. It is a dynamic, collaborative process between faculty and students that focuses on students' needs and goals.