The Developing Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer 7043SOH
Course code:

7043SOH

Duration:

10-12 weeks

Fees:

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Qualification:

Postgraduate Degree
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Short Courses

Location

Coventry University

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Overview

This 20 credit postgraduate module that is delivered completely online will enable the students to explore the concept and context of teenagers/adolescence and young adults with cancer in today’s society.

Course detail

Students will utilise the range of available evidence in order to apply this to their field of practice. This module can be taken as a standalone module or as part of the PG Certificate in Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Care.

Normally this would be the first mandatory module to be taken in the Post Graduate Certificate. The content of this e-learning module will reflect normal development of Teenagers/Young Adults and the impact on this for those with cancer.  This underpins the notion that those with cancer are teenagers/young adults first and have cancer second. It will explore developmental, psycho social, and service development issues that impact the teenager/young adult with cancer and their significant others.

Those working with this client group will be encouraged to consider the transformational issues facing them and their significant others and be encouraged to use reflexivity as a practitioner to meet the demands of caring for them in dynamic and transformational health care systems.

This module has been developed by an International Curriculum Development Group and, as such, 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:

  • The development of TYA from a biological and psychosocial perspective.  
  • TYA Cancers- aetiology and demography UK and international perspectives.
  • Legal and Ethical Issues.
  • Policies and organisations of health services/care delivery that influence teenage/Young Adult Cancer service.

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the bio-psychosocial aspects of Teenage/Young Adulthood and critically analyse how this might be impacted by cancer.
  • Evaluate the aetiological and demographic perspectives of Teenage/Young Adult cancer.
  • Critically analyse legal and ethical issues that may arise for Teenagers/Young adults with cancer.
  • Critically analyse the development and impact of policies on the organisation of care and service delivery for Teenagers/Young Adults with cancer.

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 16th September 2019 until the week commencing the 9th December 2019.

Assignment hand in dates- Coursework 1 – due on 23rd October 2019, Coursework 2 – due on 11th December 2019.

Materials are released on the online webpages weekly/fortnightly for the student to work through at their own pace. Historically students report spending 4-8 hours per week online. We will advise you of one synchronous teaching session in relation to Ethics where we ask for student participation. Normally this is held on a week day in the middle of the module. Dates to be advised on the module webpage and guide.

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 support 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' 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

A 2000 word reflective essay and a 2000 word reflective wrapper that draws on postings/blogs made by students on the online module.

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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