Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care Study 7054SOH
Course code:



10-12 weeks




Postgraduate Degree
CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


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This 20 credit postgraduate level module is delivered by blended learning, meaning that students spend four days in the same classroom which is complemented by additional online learning activity by way of tutorials and group support.

Course detail

The module is aimed at enhancing knowledge for the student who is looking to build their academic profile in the speciality.

Additional Benefits: this module has been developed with leading experts in the field many of whom deliver teaching on the module. This module can be used within the Post Graduate Certificate in Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care.

  • Academic credit for a named teenage cancer module;
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students in the speciality;
  • Access to experts in the field enhancing knowledge acquisition;
  • Opportunity to build to a full postgraduate award;
  • Provides networking opportunities to explore, discuss and share best practice nationally;
  • Enhanced IT skills/literacy/confidence;
  • Demonstrates compliance with Manual for Cancer Services: Teenagers and Young Adults Measures (NCAT 2011);
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction, which leads to a deeper commitment to delivery of services and patient care;
  • Staff can bring new knowledge and ideas into the work place, inspiring local changes.

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;
  • interprofessional working;
  • professional boundaries.

Through this module you will:

  • Identify, gather and utilise methods for gathering theoretically complex material relevant to a TYAC related study.
  • Undertake a critical review of the appropriate Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care literature by critically evaluating theoretically complex material relevant to a TYAC related study.

How will this course be taught

The four full days (0900–1700hrs) are split over two periods and are delivered at Coventry University's Campus in Coventry. This module is co-taught with students on 6014CPD Introduction to Teenage Cancer Care 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 post graduate level.
  • Currently working with teenagers/young adults with cancer.


  • A 4000 word paper that includes a critical evaluation of a selected topic.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Completion of this module can gain you accreditation towards the full Postgraduate Certificate in Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care. This means you can get the full PgCert by completing just two additional modules (M58CPD and M57CPD).
  • 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.

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.