•   0.5hrs
  •   Public
  •   Version: 3.0
  •   Review due: December 2027

This course is for nursing staff new to paediatric oncology and families of children diagnosed with leukaemia. It aims to provide an overview of the principles of caring for a child with leukaemia.


This resource presents general information about leukaemia - including incidence, risk factors, diagnosis and common treatment protocols.


Additional Information

This module has been developed by the Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) with input from the Children’s Cancer Centres at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Monash Children’s Hospital and families of children undergoing treatment for cancer.  

Other paediatric related learning opportunities include:

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What you will achieve

  • Answer families’ general questions about leukaemia (e.g. incidence, risk factors and outcomes)
  • List the tests and investigations used in the diagnosis of leukaemia
  • List the common treatment protocols used for leukaemia
  • Describe some of the common nursing implications in caring for child with leukaemia

Who is this course for?

This course is developed for nursing staff new to the specialty of paediatric oncology and patients and families of children diagnosed with leukaemia.


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