Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 120 hours (total time commitment) |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
ContactMs Andrea Krelle
|Subject Overview:||Increasingly successful treatments and improved survival rates for adolescents and young adults with cancer has lead to the need for better management of the many complex issues arising out the experience of cancer for this group. A better appreciation and understanding of the psycho-social dimension of a young person’s life and cancer experience has emerged, and with this the need for new skills and approaches to care. |
This subject identifies and addresses these issues, including: the impact of cancer on adolescent development, including sexual and identity development, dealing with ethical issues around consent and confidentiality, reactions to survivorship, the management of palliative care and spiritual needs, understanding the family context of treatment, liaising with schools and universities, and negotiating the interface between paediatric & adult cancer services.
This subject takes a holistic approach to these issues in drawing from different multidisciplinary perspectives and insights.
It will be of interest to a range of professionals engaged in some capacity in the care and support of adolescents and young adults with cancer.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||Resources provided to distance students include: Two-day orientation workshop, hardcopy Learners Guide, optional Study Skills sessions (3/semester) bi-annual Newsletter , free access to RCH (remote link) forums, LMS support. |
Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health and Welfare |
Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare
Master of Adolescent Health & Welfare
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