Learn about pain and symptom management in the context of palliative and end of life care and enhance your skills in the management of pain and the relief of symptoms. Gain a better understanding of pharmacological intervention. Help patients and their families to achieve a better quality of life, through the analysis and effective management of pain and the relief of symptoms.
Managing a patient’s pain and symptoms is at the heart of good palliative care. This course enables practitioners working with patients in any care setting to enhance their skills in pain management and the relief of suffering.
You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of effective strategies for the relief of pain and symptoms. You’ll explore the concept of ‘total pain’ and the associated notion of suffering. You’ll learn about pharmacological interventions and the value of the multi-disciplinary team.
You will develop your ability to:
If you enjoy this module, you can continue your studies and achieve a degree with ourBSc (Hons) Palliative & End of Life Care (top-up) course.
If you work in a palliative care setting, or any other clinical and/or supportive care environment, involved with end-of-life care, this module will be of benefit to you.
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.
If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
Part-time postgraduate taught (Up to 5 years)
January 2017, September 2017
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