Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module code: MOD001956
Module level: 6
Module credits: 30 credits
Explore the core principles of palliative care and learn the skills you need to deliver holistic, palliative and end of life care as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Palliative and end of life care is relevant in many care settings. It involves the holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illnesses, and the purpose is to achieve the best quality of life for patients and their families. Palliative care needs to be available when and where the patient and their carers want it, in line with government recommendations.
This course explores the core principles of palliative care. It will provide you with the skills you need to assess patient needs before planning and delivering holistic care. This course is particularly relevant if you are new to the field of palliative and end of life care or are interested in improving your knowledge and skills in this area.
You’ll be a healthcare professional, working with patients/clients who have a life-limiting illness and who need palliative care. You might be working in an NHS hospital trust, a nursing home or in the community.
If you enjoy this module, you can continue your studies and achieve a degree with our BSc (Hons) Palliative & End of Life Care (top-up) course.
Fees are regulated by the UK government and may increase in line with inflation depending on government policy. Tuition fees for 2018/19 will be confirmed once government policy has been set.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
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