Foundations of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care 7102SOH
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Coventry University (Coventry)


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This stand-alone module aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge for those working with Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer in multiple settings.

This stand-alone module aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge for those working with Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer in multiple settings.

Course detail

This module will be delivered on-line with a mix of teaching and learning approaches from a range of key stakeholders and experts in the specialism from across the United Kingdom. It has been developed to utilise immersive experiential learning of assessment and communication techniques. You will meet (online) the module team to plan, implement and evaluate your assessment using a proposal plan.

This module is designed to provide you with the opportunity to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of developmentally appropriate health and social care for Adolescents and Young Adults with cancer
  2. Explore a variety of approaches to engage with and identify the unique needs of Adolescents and Young Adults with cancer
  3. Critically reflect on the juxtaposition between professionalism and therapeutic relationships in delivery of individualised care in multiple contexts

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to network online with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialties
  • Access to experts in the field of AYA cancer care teaching on the course
  • You will be encouraged to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into your delivery of care.

The main themes are:

  • The development of adolescents to young adulthood from biopsychosocial perspectives
  • AYA Cancer demographics, aetiology and research priorities
  • Overview of main AYA cancer types, treatments and outcomes across the disease trajectory
  • Societal perspectives and changes in the modern world for AYA
  • Communication theories and principles
  • Professional boundary considerations when working with AYA with cancer
  • Self-reflection, learning and development in context of AYA cancer service provision

How will this course be taught

The four full days (0900–1700hrs UK time) are split over two periods and are either delivered at Coventry University's Main Campus or completely online. For the academic year 2021/22, the offer will be ONLINE ONLY and students will be taught over Zoom. Therefore, participants will require to have access to a PC with broadband, a webcam, headset and microphone.

Teaching dates are as follows:

Day 1 and 2 – 19th and 20th January 2022
Day 3 and 4 – 23rd and 24th February 2022

Hand in date of assignment- Early April 

There is 24 hour access to the Universities IT support team for help with technical queries.

Each module requires 200 hours' student effort with 30hours that are tutor contact delivered through the 4 day attendance in the classroom. There are teaching materials available online for students to read through. The remaining time is self-directed study.

Entry requirements

Ability to study at Masters level;
Currently working with Adolescents / young adults with cancer.

The general requirements for admissions are in line with University policy. Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent).


Coursework 1: 3000 word Reflective Essay (100% of module mark).

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Successful completion of Postgraduate level modules can enable progression to varying postgraduate degree courses which are offered at Coventry University. Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess the necessary qualities and foundational knowledge to assist their further development as professionals within the field of adolescent and young adult cancer care.

Our graduates work in various AYA cancer related settings in a range professional roles.