Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Care PgCertCoventry University
£ 1.545 - (1.784 €)
- Scarborough (Inghilterra)
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IT for adults
Health and Social Care
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Working closely with Teenage Cancer Trust - the leading UK charity in this field - professional organisations and clinical experts from across the multi-disciplinary team, including young people with cancer themselves, we offer a postgraduate certificate in Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care through e-learning. This collaborative working ensures that contemporary clinical practice is strongly embedded in what we do and supports the strategic development of the workforce and services for this niche group of patients.
The Postgraduate Certificate (60 M level credits) comprises three modules (20M level credits each) all of which are mandatory. These are:
- The Developing Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer - M58CPD (Term 1)
- Caring for the Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer - M57CPD (Term 2)
- Independent Study - M05HLS (Term 3)
This is aimed at all of the multidisciplinary team who are involved with teenage cancer care and encourages students to work together online, to develop specialist knowledge and learn how the various roles combine to offer evidenced-based teenage cancer care. Through the presented materials, students will examine the complex social and political nature of health and social care impacting teenagers with cancer and help shape their professional development.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- 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 can bring new knowledge and ideas into the workplace, inspiring local changes in practice and contributing to service improvement;
- It will provide you with a platform to network with fellow colleagues in the field of Teenage Cancer Care.
- The development of TYA from a biological and psychosocial perspective
- TYA Cancers-aetiology and demography
- Legal and ethical issues
- Policies and organisations of health services/care delivery
- Assessment of care needs of the TYA with cancer. Palliative and end of life care. Survivorship and late effects.
- Response to life-changing experience - body image, self esteem, hope and expectations, life goals, changes in development (physical/hormonal/emotional and mental health), education and employment. External support systems, eg charities, youth groups.
- Family systems – peer relationships, social/community networks.
- Communication with the Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer and their families.
- An opportunity to explore the literature on a student selected topic.
- Opportunity to present work to peers in a mock conference setting.
This course is completely delivered online. The first two modules (M58CPD and M57CPD) are facilitated by our expert teachers. Many teaching and learning resources are provided for students that have been created by experts in the field including your people with cancer. Students have access to the Flying Squad for technical help Monday-Friday, 9-5pm.
Students therefore need to have access to a computer with broadband. A headphone set with microphone is required.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
The Developing Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer - M58CPD (Term 1)
A 4,000 word Reflective Essay
Caring for the Teenager/Young Adult with Cancer - M57CPD (Term 2)
A 4000 word Case Study
Independent Study - M05HLS (Term 3)
A 20 minute presentation and a 3,000 word essay
In all three modules students are expected to have study 200 hours.
As there is no attendance at the University required, students must still commit study time. There are 30 hours contact time with tutors who will be online at least once per week in addition to 170 hours of student time required to complete each of the TYA Cancer specific modules (M57CPD & M58CPD). Past students estimate that they spend at least 5-8 hours per week engaging in online activity. Student engagement is regularly monitored.
Learning is mostly done asynchronously (ie. there is no set time to log in) except for tutorials, a live facilitated virtual clinical ethic committee. Part of the assessment of the Independent Study module requires a short seminar (20 minutes) delivered online.
Tutorial times are negotiated with students so as to accommodate global time differences.
Students on the Independent Study module M05HLS meet the module leader regularly to plan, implement and evaluate their programme of study. This takes the form of individual tutorials, seminars and guided study. In addition students are required to consult a specialist member of staff, as arranged through the module leader. Students are expected to work independently within the parameters set in the learning agreement. Self guided study 190 hours, tutorials 6 hours, seminar 4 hours."