CPD Professional Practice in Palliative Care
Level 7 (postgraduate), 30 Credits
This course is aimed at generalist health and social care professionals. It is designed to:
- enhance your palliative care practice and understanding
- promote high quality care for all those approaching the end of their lives, whatever their condition or place of residence
Topics covered on the Professional Practice in Palliative Care programme include:
- Assessment and management of pain and other distressing symptoms
- End of life care service provision
- Ethics and palliative care
- Communication challenges in the palliative care assessment process
- Supporting those with additional needs in palliative care
- Support mechanisms for patients, families and staff
- Loss and bereavement and spiritual care
Teaching and learning
The delivery will be over a twelve week period attending alternate weeks. There are six full days of learning delivered in a blended approach, online with 2 days scheduled for classroom activity.
All materials are available on CANVAS. Online delivery will be via both synchronous zoom sessions and asynchronous directed study.
The module will be delivered by health and social care academics as well as clinical experts.
In order to be considered for this course, you must:
- be currently registered as a health or social care professional
- be currently employed with a health or social care organisation
- demonstrate that you have successfully studied at Level 6 or have carried out roles and responsibilities suitable for Level 7
You will be asked to:
- Deliver a narrated PowerPoint to demonstrate understanding and critical awareness of current changes and contemporary approaches to palliative care service provision
- Write a 3,500 word essay to critically evaluate current research and evidence based practice in palliative care and systematically and creatively apply sound judgement to solve own problems in dealing with complex challenges in the palliative care context
This Continuing Professional Development module can be studied within the MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical) award framework or as a single CPD.
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.
Further guidance on programme changes.