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Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Care PgCert (online) 2018/19 entry

Course code:

HLST112

Study options:

Flexible online

 

How to Apply
Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

Coventry University offers a postgraduate certificate in Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care through e-learning. The course is delivered through close working with Teenage Cancer Trust - the leading UK charity in this field - professional organisations and clinical experts from across the multi-disciplinary team, including young people with cancer themselves.

This collaborative working ensures that contemporary clinical practice is strongly embedded in what we do and supports the strategic development of the workforce and services for this niche group of patients.

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Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

This is aimed at all of the multidisciplinary team who are involved with teenage cancer care and encourages students to work together online, to develop specialist knowledge and learn how the various roles combine to offer evidenced-based teenage cancer care.

Through the presented materials, students will examine the complex social and political nature of health and social care impacting teenagers with cancer and help shape their professional development.

Modules

Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate (60 M level credits) comprises three modules (20M level credits each) all of which are mandatory. These are:

Modules

  • Term 1

    • The Developing Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer - M58CPD
  • Term 2

    • Caring for the Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer - M57CPD
  • Term 3

    • Independent Study - M05HLS

In more detail...

  • It will enhance your own professional development and professional portfolio.
  • It will provide you with a platform to network with fellow colleagues in the field of Teenage Cancer Care.
  • It will demonstrate compliance with Manual for Cancer Services: Teenagers and Young Adults Measures (NCAT 2011).
  • The course will update you on current developments in practice and theory on the care of Teenagers/Young Adults with cancer.
  • You can bring new knowledge and ideas into the workplace, inspiring local changes in practice and contributing to service improvement.
  • The development of TYA from a biological and psychosocial perspective
  • TYA Cancers-aetiology and demography
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Policies and organisations of health services/care delivery
  • Assessment of care needs of the TYA with cancer. Palliative and end of life care. Survivorship and late effects.
  • Response to life-changing experience - body image, self esteem, hope and expectations, life goals, changes in development (physical/hormonal/emotional and mental health), education and employment. External support systems, eg charities, youth groups.
  • Family systems – peer relationships, social/community networks.
  • Communication with the Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer and their families.
  • An opportunity to explore the literature on a student selected topic.
  • Opportunity to present work to peers in a mock conference setting.

This course is completely delivered online. The first two modules (M58CPD and M57CPD) are facilitated by our expert teachers. Many teaching and learning resources are provided for students that have been created by experts in the field including young people with cancer. Students have access to our technical support team (The Flying Squad) Monday-Friday, 9-5pm.

Students therefore need to have access to a computer with broadband. A headphone set with microphone is required.

E-learning Webapp

We also have a Free E-learning Webapp to help those working with TYA’s with cancer understand the key principles of are when addressing their unique needs.

The Developing Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer - M58CPD (Term 1) 
A 4,000 word Reflective Essay

Caring for the Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer - M57CPD (Term 2) 
A 4000 word Case Study

Independent Study M05HLS (Term 3) 
A 20 minute presentation and a 3,000 word essay

For each of the three modules students are expected to study for 200 hours.

As there is no attendance at the University required, students must commit to this study time. There are 30 hours contact time with tutors who will be online at least once per week in addition to 170 hours of student time required to complete each of the TYA Cancer specific modules (M57CPD & M58CPD). Past students estimate that they spend at least 5-8 hours per week engaging in online activity. Student engagement is regularly monitored.

Learning is mostly done asynchronously (ie. there is no set time to log in) except for tutorials, a live facilitated virtual clinical ethic committee. Part of the assessment of the Independent Study module requires a short seminar (20 minutes) delivered online.

Tutorial times are negotiated with students so as to accommodate global time differences.

Students on the Independent Study module M05HLS meet the module leader regularly to plan, implement and evaluate their programme of study. This takes the form of individual tutorials, seminars and guided study. In addition students are required to consult a specialist member of staff, as arranged through the module leader. Students are expected to work independently within the parameters set in the learning agreement. This module consists of 190 hours of self-guided study, 6 hours of tutorials and 4 hours of seminars.

Whilst there is no practice element to this course, the online environment provides a platform for discussion between students from across the world.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we've been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,264

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2014/15



12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

Working with or have worked with Teenagers/Young Adults with Cancer in a health or social care setting.

Ability to study at postgraduate level.

Have access to and be proficient at IT.

Applications may come from non-standard entrant with relevant experiential learning. The Course Director will use their discretion to accept such applicants.

Accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL) is available.

Working with or have worked with Teenagers/Young Adults with Cancer in a health or social care setting.

Ability to study at postgraduate level.

Have access to and be proficient at IT.

Applications may come from non-standard entrant with relevant experiential learning. The Course Director will use their discretion to accept such applicants.

Accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL) is available.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Working with or have worked with Teenagers/Young Adults with Cancer in a health or social care setting.

Ability to study at postgraduate level.

Have access to and be proficient at IT.

Applications may come from non-standard entrant with relevant experiential learning. The Course Director will use their discretion to accept such applicants.

Accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL) is available.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£1,750 (per year)


Stephen Sutton scholarships

Teenage Cancer Trust is committed to the professional education and development of those who work with and care for Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer. In partnership with Coventry University, a range of such opportunities in the way of accredited and non-accredited education programmes have existed since 2006.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£1,750 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2018

£3,416 (per year)


Career prospects

Successful completion of this course will demonstrate higher order thinking skills and knowledge acquisition in the subject of caring for Teenagers and Young Adults with cancer.

Students will be awarded with a postgraduate qualification from a highly regarded UK University.

Students will possess an award in Teenage Cancer Care that is nationally and internationally renowned.

Successful completion of this course will enhance career prospects and enhance knowledge to work as a health care professional in palliative, acute or longer-term care, particularly in teenage cancer care.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.