Palliative & End of Life Care (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

Part-time undergraduate (Up to 4 years)

September 2017

Intermediate award: BSc (Hons)

Overview

Learn how to provide care and support for patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families. You'll study at St Helena Hospice in Colchester - a nationally recognised palliative care hospice - gaining clinical expertise in an authentic environment.

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I was looking for a palliative care course to provide me with a professional qualification to base my practice on
Lindsay

Careers

Our graduates have had opportunities to be promoted or to be recognised as a specialist nurse practitioner in a palliative care setting. Some of our former students have continued their education to Master's level and beyond.

Modules & assessment

Core modules

  • Symptom Management in Palliative Care
    At the heart of good palliative care is the management of pain and its symptoms, so this course will deepen your understanding of effective strategies for the relief of pain and its symptoms. You’ll consider the concept of total pain and the associated notion of suffering. You’ll explore the roles and value of pharmacology and the multi-disciplinary team. You’ll learn to critically apply in-depth knowledge to the management of pain and its symptoms in far-advanced cancer and palliative care.
  • Facing Death: Patients Families and Professionals
    In this module you’ll explore some of the psychosocial and spiritual dimensions of patients' encounters with death, contemplating the potential for multiple losses and grief and also the possibility of growth and transcendence at this time. You’ll study theories related to death, loss and bereavement, explore counselling skills, and consider the importance of the caring relationship to patients and professional carers. You will also consider the patient's network of relationships and their dynamics. The module also invites further attention to palliative care ethics and discusses contemporary issues in palliative care practice.
  • Delivering Compassion Spiritual Care of the Person
    In this module you’ll explore some of the psychosocial and spiritual dimensions of patients' encounters with death, contemplating the potential for multiple losses and grief and also the possibility of growth and transcendence at this time. You’ll study theories related to death, loss and bereavement, explore counselling skills, and consider the importance of the caring relationship to patients and professional carers. You will also consider the patient's network of relationships and their dynamics. The module also invites further attention to palliative care ethics and discusses contemporary issues in palliative care practice.
  • Undergraduate Major Project
    The undergraduate major project enables you to raise and address significant questions relating to your chosen topic/issue. You'll be supported by a tutor with similar interests and research profile. This module requires autonomous study and it is your chance to demonstrate that you have met our University’s expectations and are ready to graduate.

Assessment

We'll assess you in a number ways, including small group work, case-study analysis, critical analysis of audio-recorded patient interviews, written case study analysis, critical analysis of practice narratives, essays, and observed practical examination.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Where can I study?

St Helena Hospice
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St Helena Hospice in Colchester has a national reputation for excellence in palliative care.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time)

£4,500

Important fee notes

The course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your fees in the following ways.

Tuition fee loan

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Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.

How to apply for a tuition fee loan

Paying upfront

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If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.

How to pay your fees directly

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Funding for UK & EU students

We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.

Grants and scholarships are available for:

Entry requirements

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To apply for this course, you must be a registered practitioner in a care discipline. If you can provide evidence of prior certificated and/or experiential learning, you may be admitted with credit to a maximum of 210 credits generic study.

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.

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