Masters | Postgraduate Course - Palliative Care (Distance Learning) PG Cert Course Details within University of South Wales

University of South Wales
Tel:UK tel: 08455 76 77 78, International tel: +44 (0)1443 654450
Course Fees
August 2018 - July 2019 Fees: Part-time UK and EU: £690 per 20 credits
Start Month(s)
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Palliative Care (Distance Learning) PG Cert

Study Details

PGCert 5 years part-time distance learning

The Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care looks at the development of effective palliative and end-of-life care, which is a major priority for health providers both nationally and internationally.

This palliative care course addresses the complex challenges end-of-life care creates for societies and health professionals, including a range of ethical, social, professional and cultural issues that need careful analysis. This is an online nursing course, designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills you require to promote, lead and drive high quality care for the palliative patient and their families in their care setting. Your studies will centre on current philosophies that underpin palliative care, bringing together a range of clinical and academic experts from this field. We also offer a short online course in paediatric palliative care.

Module details

  • Therapeutic Management of Life Limiting Illness in Palliative Care: Assessment and management of complex symptoms
  • Nature and Scope of Palliative Care: Specific issues pertinent to the delivery of effective palliative care
  • End of Life Care: Role of the professional in the care of an individual at the end of life, including perspectives from the individual and family

Entry Requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent. Applications from individuals with evidence of ongoing professional development will also be considered through the accreditation of prior learning (APL)/ accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) mechanism.

Student Destinations

The Postgraduate Certificate Palliative Care course will enable students to demonstrate clear evidence of ongoing professional development in line with national strategic plans.