Coventry University offers a postgraduate certificate in Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care through e-learning. The course is delivered through close working with Teenage Cancer Trust – the leading UK charity in this field.
This online postgraduate course is aimed at the wide range of health and social care professionals involved in cancer care for Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) addressing the complex social and political nature of care, together with key issues like adolescent development, societal perspectives or ethical challenges.
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.
Why choose this course?
This innovative programme, delivered completely online, was developed in partnership with an international body of experts and the Teenage Cancer Trust UK, with whom we still work very closely.
It was established to support the educational needs of health care professionals working with teenagers and young adults (TYA) with cancer, an emerging specialism in its own right in the UK and across the world.
We adopt an international perspective, representing varying health care cultures from across the world, including USA and European perspectives, with contributions from international practitioners and leading experts in the health field, including patients themselves. The course also attracts a diverse student body from countries like the USA, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, providing a genuine multicultural learning experience.
The aim of the course is to further your professional development, encouraging you to be adaptable, flexible, reflective, competent and compassionate practitioner. We are committed to helping you deliver the best possible care for TYA with cancer; our goal is to help you recognise the unique needs of this age group and gain greater familiarity with contemporary practice in the field.
International experience opportunities
Throughout the course, we provide key insights into cultural diversity and global issues of significance to cancer care for teenagers and young adults. For example, we look at how services for TYA with cancer are established in a number of different countries. Additionally, a number of our guest lectures are provided by experts working in international healthcare settings, such as charities in other countries that are influencing young adult care nationally, who can provide additional insights to students into international issues.
Successful completion of this course should enhance your career prospects, demonstrating your knowledge and commitment to higher level thinking in order to provide the best possible care in teenage/young adult cancer care.
Successful graduates will be awarded with a postgraduate qualification from a highly regarded UK University, which is nationally and internationally recognised.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.