Introduction to Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care
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CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


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This undergraduate level module is delivered through blended learning, meaning that students spend 4 days in the same classroom which is complemented by additional online learning activity by way of tutorials and group support.

Course detail

The module aims to provide theoretical knowledge for people working with teenagers and young adults with cancer. The module is designed to enhance students’ knowledge on caring for teenagers and young adults with cancer.

Additional Benefits: this module has been developed with leading experts in the field many of whom deliver teaching on the module.

This module provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Develop their understanding of the physical and psychosocial needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer.
  • Enhance their career prospects by providing them with valuable skills in caring for teenagers and young adults with cancer.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named module.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialties.
  • Access to experts.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

The main themes are:

  • teenagers/young adults in society;
  • teenager/young adult cancers;
  • teenager/young adult cancer care needs;
  • assessment, psychosocial issues, communication needs;
  • policy and service delivery;
  • specific issues for teenagers/young adults with cancer;
  • survivorship/living with and beyond cancer;
  • palliative care;
  • inter-professional working;
  • professional boundaries.

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

  • Critically analyse the development of Teenagers/Young Adults from a biological and psycho-sociological perspective and how a diagnosis of cancer may impact this.
  • Examine the major cancers affecting Teenagers/Young Adults with cancer to including the management of disease and the effects this has on them holistically.
  • Critically evaluate the impact of the cancer journey on relationships and consider the role of the inter-professional team.
  • Evaluate the impact of policy on practice and the organization of care services for this group.

How will this course be taught

The four full days (0900–1700hrs) are split over two periods and are delivered at Coventry University's Main Campus. This module is co-taught with students on 7054SOH Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care Study but is assessed differently and has different e-learning webpages.

This module will be delivered by blended learning with some learning in the classroom and additional learning online, including live lectures and video presentations. Students will be expected to engage in using the online learning platform to access resources, discussion forums and to submit assignments. This is non-negotiable. Discussion forums/blogs are moderated by tutors who monitor attendance and engagement.

Classroom-based learning:

Day 1 and 2 - 21st and 22nd January 2020
Day 3 and 4 - 11th and 12th February 2020

Assignment submission due on 1st April 2020.

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

Each module requires 200 hours' student effort with 20 tutor contact hours that are 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.

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at Degree level;
  • Currently working with teenagers or young adults with cancer.


Coursework 1: 3000 word. Case study (100% of module mark).

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of degree level modules can enable progression to master’s degree studies in a range of Health Care, Professional Practice and Nursing studies which are offered at Coventry University. This includes eligibility to enter our Postgraduate Certificate in Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess the necessary qualities and knowledge to assist their further development as professionals within the field of teenage and young adult cancer care.

Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

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 care when addressing their unique needs. You can also complete a quiz and download a certificate of completion. Please follow the link above to access the web app.