Care of the Child with Cancer, NU3116

Care of the Child with Cancer, NU3116

At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions


LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time



SCHOOL: School of Nursing

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: September 2020

Entry Requirements:

Ability to study at level 6.

Course Content

This module provide an interesting introduction to the care of the child with cancer. The assignment allows the student to explore their particular areas of interest related to the child with cancer. In this module students will discuss the development of childhood cancer, the treatment and the impact on the child and family and supportive care that can be offered.

This module can be an optional module for the BSc Child Health.

  • What is childhood cancer?
  • Diagnosis of cancer
  • Treatment
  • Side effects of treatment
  • Psychological and social impact of childhood cancer on the child and family

Learning Environment & Assessment

Assessment : Portfolio of evidence to show achievement of the learning outcomes.

Academic Expertise

The module team have significant experience of working in oncology.

Learning outcome & aims

The aim of the module is for you to appreciate the physical, psychological and social impact of a diagnosis of cancer for the child and family in order to enhance the supportive care you offer.

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

Discuss the biological basis and aetiology of the development of common childhood cancer

Analyse the rationale for the different treatment approaches to common childhood cancers and their influences on the supportive care required by the child and family

Discuss the physical, psychological and social impact of a diagnosis and treatment of cancer on the child and family

Debate the approaches/strategies that may be used to offer effective and appropriate support to the child and family during their experience of cancer.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with our local children’s nursing areas and the course is recognised within the field of children’s oncology.


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Progression Routes

Can be used as an optional module for the BSc Child Health

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

£765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Tel: 01772 893836 / 893839

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839