Coventry University have led the way in developing and designing an online inter-professional curriculum for health professionals who work with Teenagers and Young Adults with Cancer since 2006 and are acclaimed internationally for this work.
In the last 4 years the University of Melbourne have also created on online module specifically to address teenagers/ young adult cancer needs.
An online seminar using Adobe Connect was set up with teachers and students on both courses to explore approaches to care, network and share care delivery and educational experiences.
Live conversations were facilitated by the Director of the Coventry Course.
An interactive map was used to plot location of students in both countries. Word clouds enabled live discussion on key differences, similarities and challenges for students in both hemispheres to plot there.
A Bristol Online Survey was used to collect students views on the intercultural experience.
Students found the experience stimulating, useful and enjoyable. Insights into respective countries approaches to care and service delivery for young people with cancer was a valuable learning point.
1. To explore international approaches to caring for Teenagers and Young Adults with cancer.
2. To establish pathways to specialist services for teenagers and young adults in Australia and the UK.
3. To demonstrate an ability to think globally and exchange ideas from varying perspectives.
Module Caring for Teenagers/Young Adults with Cancer
Course Postgraduate Certificate in Teenage & Young Adult Cancer Care
Level of Study Postgraduate Semester Two
10 students in the academic year 2014-15.