Care of the Child with Cancer, NU4044

Care of the Child with Cancer, NU4044

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

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 Semester


School of Nursing

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:


Entry Requirements:

Ability to study at level 7

Course Content

Course Outline:

This module provides 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. 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.

Taught by experienced lecturers in the field of cancer care.

Student evaluations have stated that this module is very relevant to their practice.

  • 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 gain in-depth insight into 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:

Critically discuss the biological basis and aetiology to the development of common childhood cancers

Critically 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

Evaluate 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.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


"We have enjoyed it-learned lots!"

"All excellent!

Well organised

Good content

Covered all areas" 

Progression Routes

Can be used as an optional module for the MSc 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.


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

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

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