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Short Course

Care of the Child with Cancer

Level 7

Our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field.


Course overview

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, with significant experience of working in oncology.

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

Learning outcomes and 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.

Award: CPD
Level: Short Course
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: 1 Semester
Module code: NU4044
Campus: Preston
Start Date: The next start date of this programme is to be confirmed shortly

Entry requirements

Ability to study at Level 7


This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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