CPD Palliative Care for Adults

Level 6 (undergraduate), 20 Credits

Start dates

January 2022

Course length

One semester

Course cost

Total cost: £840


City campus

Faculty of Health:

0151 231 5829


Course aim

This module aims to:

  • enhance palliative care practice and understanding to generalist health and social care professionals
  • promote high quality care for all those approaching the end of their lives whatever their condition and whatever setting in which they may reside

Course content

Topics covered on this module include:

  • Symptom management of pain and other distressing symptoms
  • End of life care service provision
  • Communication challenges in the palliative care assessment process
  • Loss, grief and bereavement, and spiritual care
  • Support mechanisms for patient’s, families and staff
  • Role of Advanced Care Planning in promoting choice

Teaching and learning

  • The delivery will be over a 12 week period, attending alternate weeks. There are five full day attendances plus an additional half-day tutorial support. The content is delivered using a blended approach of online and classroom activity. Online sessions will be delivered both synchronously via Zoom and asynchronously using directed study sessions. There will be 2 days of classroom activity.
  •  The module will be delivered by health and social care academics as well as clinical experts
  • There is a requirement for full attendance for each of the sessions, whether they are in class or through the technology enhanced learning environment.

Learning and Teaching Strategies

This module will be delivered with a variety of teaching and learning methods. Specifically, keynote lectures, literature based discussion,directed study, group work, online activities and tutorials.

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for this palliative care course, you should have:

  • current registration as a health or social care professional
  • be employed a health or social care organisation
  • have successful completed Level 5 study


Assessment will be via a 4,500 word Case Study, where you will be expected to: 

  • demonstrate a systematic understanding of the key aspects of palliative care in relation to an episode of care
  • consider the challenges of uncertainty, limits of knowledge and resources in relation to your own practice

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development module can be studied within the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Development award framework or as a single CPD.

Further information

Information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

For further information please contact:

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

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