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12th February 2007

A UK university is pioneering a new e-learning facility which will give healthcare professionals the opportunity to study for a postgraduate certificate in cancer care for teenagers and young adults.

Coventry University describes its new initiative as a “global virtual classroom created to teach health professionalsâ€? which is the first online qualification the university has offered since launching its CUOnline initiative last November.  The postgraduate course has been accredited by the Paediatric Oncology Nurse Education (PONE) group of the Royal College of Nursing and includes voice tools, web conferencing, an online chat forum, blogs, podcasts and video and audio recordings.  The course will begin on 19 February and is open to healthcare professionals worldwide with access to the internet.

The e-qualification has been funded by UK charity Teenager Cancer Trust (TCT), who spent £50,000 on the project. A spokesperson for the charity said, “At present, there is no specialist training available for nurses and other health professionals in the care of teenagers and young adults with cancer. We strongly welcome this exciting new project and hope that the course will contribute to raising standards of care worldwide and to ensuring consistency of care provision for young people with cancer.�

Every day in the UK, up to 6 teenagers or young adults (between the ages of 13 and 24) will discover they have cancer.

 

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