Caring for Teenagers/Young Adults with Cancer
Course code:

7044SOH

Duration:

10-12 weeks

Fees:

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Qualification:

Postgraduate Degree
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Short Courses

Location

Coventry University

Faculty:

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Overview

This 20 credit postgraduate module is delivered completely online and will enable the students to explore the concept and context of the care of teenagers/adolescence and young adults with cancer. Students will utilise the range of available evidence in order to apply this to their field of practice.

Course detail

This module can be taken as a standalone module or as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Teenager and Young Adult Cancer Care. This is the second mandatory module to be taken for the Postgraduate Certificate. It enables the multi-professional student to critically analyse and evaluate the impact of cancer on the teenager and young adult, their families, friends and services in order to improve outcomes of care.

Specific aspects of care in this age group across the cancer trajectory from diagnosis, through treatment to survival/end of life care will be explored. The role of the professional within the multidisciplinary team that seeks to meet specific needs will be addressed in the context of contemporary Teenage/Young Adult Contemporary Cancer Care.

This module recruits students from an international audience and from a variety of professionals in the multidisciplinary team.

  • It will enhance your own professional development and professional portfolio.
  • You will gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to delivery of services and patient care.
  • You can bring new knowledge and ideas into the workplace, inspiring local changes in practice and contributing to service improvement.
  • It will demonstrate compliance with Manual for Cancer Services: Teenagers and Young Adults Measures (NCAT 2011).
  • A more informed workforce can lead to improved care and service provision.

The main themes are:

  • Assessment of care needs of the TYA with cancer;
  • Response to life changing experiences of a cancer diagnosis;
  • Family systems;
  • Communication with the teenager/young adult with cancer and their families.

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate the care required for the teenager/young adult with cancer from diagnosis to Outcome within legal and ethical frameworks;
  • Critically analyse the challenges faced and the strategies used by the multi-disciplinary team and the teenager/young adult with cancer and their families/peers in ensuring person centred care throughout;
  • Examine changes within family and social systems that influence the teenager/young adult with cancer care;
  • Critically reflect on communication approaches in teenage/young adult with cancer care on individual, multi-professional and organisational levels.

How will this course be taught

Because of the nature of online learning there is no requirement to attend the University.

Teaching commences the week beginning 20th January 2020 until the week commencing the 13th April 2020.

Assignment hand in dates- Coursework 1 – due on 14th April.

Materials are released on the online webpages weekly/fortnightly for the student to work through at their own pace during that time as long as they have access to the internet. Historically students report spending 4-8 hours per week online.

Students have the support of a module tutor who responds to online commentary and who facilitates group and individual tutorials, which can be organised using a live classroom activity, or by telephone for individual tutorials. In addition there is access to the University's IT Services Team for help with technical queries.

Discussion forums/blogs are moderated by tutors who monitor attendance and engagement.

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email disoff.ss@coventry.ac.uk.

Each module requires 200 hours of student effort with 30 tutor contact hours.

Entry requirements

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

  • Ability to study at post graduate level considered on a case by case basis.
  • 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.

International students may access the course subject to meeting the entry requirements of the course. However, they will be required to meet the following requirements; 6.5 IELTS or 6.0 IELTS plus compulsory 5-week professional English course.

Assessment

  • Coursework: 4000 word case study.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • The course will update you on current developments in practice and theory on the care of teenagers/young adults with cancer.
  • It will enhance your own professional development and professional portfolio.
  • It will demonstrate compliance with Manual for Cancer Services: Teenagers and Young Adults Measures (NCAT 2011).
  • You will gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to delivery of services and patient care.
  • You can bring new knowledge and ideas into the workplace, inspiring local changes in practice and contributing to service improvement.
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