•   0.5hrs
  •   Public
  •   Version: 1.0
  •   Review due: December 2021

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This module is for health professionals new to paediatric oncology, and families of children with cancer. It is designed to promote the benefits of regular physical activity for children living with cancer.


This module provides an overview of the importance of physical activity for children living with cancer. It highlights different activity types and recommended dosage and the factors that affect a child’s ability to engage in physical activity.


Additional Information

This module was developed by the Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) with input from the Children’s Cancer Centre at The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Other paediatric related learning opportunities include:

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What you will achieve

  • Explain why physical activity is important for children with cancer
  • Describe the factors that affect a child’s ability to engage in physical activity when they have cancer 
  • Describe the different types of physical activity and the recommended dosage
  • List the different settings in which physical activity can occur
  • Identify when physical activity is not appropriate or should be ceased
  • Identify the differences in physical activity across the age groups and
  • Describe some age-appropriate ideas to increase physical activity.

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 receiving chemotherapy.


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