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Table 2 Presentation description

From: Adolescent Cancer Education (ACE) to increase adolescent and parent cancer awareness and communication: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Learning objective Technique Time (minutes)
Introduction Verbal information on what the session is going to cover and allow people to leave if they feel uncomfortable 2
Encourage open discussion about cancer Role play – young people act out a scenario with the person sitting next to them and feed back to the speaker 3
Encourage open discussion about cancer True or false quiz with students conferring on the answers 5
Encourage open discussion about cancer Film clip of talking openly about cancer and explaining why it is important to talk about it 2
What is cancer Verbal and written information on basic biology of cancer, with pictures of normal and abnormal cells 5
Explanation of why cancer information is important for this age group Verbal and written information on numbers of young people, and general population, with cancer in the UK and emotions involved with a cancer diagnosis 5
Issues around delays in diagnosis in young people with cancer Verbal ‘story telling’ of real life case study; film clip 6
Signs and symptoms of cancer Film clips of young people describing their symptoms; verbal and written description 5
Types of cancer Written list and verbal description 5
Information about ways in which to reduce the risk of developing cancer later in life True or false quiz about: Smoking, alcohol, diet, exercise and sun safety 10
How cancer is treated and side effects of treatment Verbal information on chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery 5
Information about Teenage Cancer Trust Film and verbal information about what the charity does to help young people with cancer 5
Recap key facts and challenge young people to tell family what they have learned Parent-adolescent homework activity sheet 2