Taught course

Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Care

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent and be working with AYA with cancer or within a setting where the focus of the work frequently focuses on care provision to AYA with cancer.

Those that do not meet these criteria will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be asked to provide evidence of commitment and academic capability to complete the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This online course offers a flexible approach to learning about the distinct needs of adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer. The course is delivered entirely online, attracting a diverse group of students from different disciplinary and international contexts.

The teaching materials are presented in a variety of forms and media, and come directly from nationally and internationally renowned experts in AYA cancer care. This officially endorsed course (by the European Oncology Nursing Society) has been co-developed with experts including clinicians, youth workers, patients and the Teenage Cancer Trust, the leading UK charity in this field.

This course is aimed at people who work with AYA with cancer from a wide range of contexts and professional disciplines. This creates a dynamic and diverse student group who bring a wealth of experience and insight into this online community of learners. Students are guided to critically reflect on their practice to promote developmentally appropriate care which takes into account the impact of cancer on this transitionary life stage. There is a strong focus on the importance of collaborative working within complex health and social care systems, whilst promoting the unique needs of AYAs with cancer.

This course provides a robust academic underpinning that promotes critical thinking, reflection and an evidence-based approach to the care of AYAs with cancer and their personal networks. You will evaluate the wider impact of cancer for AYAs across the disease trajectory, considering your own role in delivering and influencing the care provided.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences