Part-time undergraduate (Up to 4 years)
Intermediate award: BSc (Hons)
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.
There's an increasing demand for palliative and end-of-life care as demographics change and more people need access to support and services. The nature of the services themselves is also developing and changing.
If you're a registered health and social care professional who's interested in delivering palliative care, our top-up course will give you a recognised qualification. Designed for busy practitioners working in a range of clinical settings, you’ll get hands-on experience of caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. This will help you develop the knowledge and skills to provide well-rounded, evidence-based care.
Throughout the course we’ll encourage reflection and discussion, considering all aspects of the care you provide. Underpinning everything is the NHS's 6 Cs: care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.
I was looking for a palliative care course to provide me with a professional qualification to base my practice on
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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January 2017, September 2017
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