Professional Practice in Palliative Care

Professional Practice in Palliative Care

Professional Practice in Palliative Care

Level 7, 30 Credits

Course aim

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 
Course length

The delivery will be over a twelve week period attending alternate weeks. There are six full day attendances plus an additional  halfday tutorial support and an option for on line activity. The remaining weeks at the end of the module will support assessment completion. 

Materials used in this module will be available electronically via ‘Blackboard’. The module will be delivered by health and social care academics as well as clinical experts.

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £40.00 per credit through the CPD apply route or £32.00 per credit through the self-funded route.

Course structure

The module will be delivered by health and social care academics as well as clinical experts, and will include:

  • 6 full day attendances at LJMU including tutorial support
  • The remaining weeks at the end of the module will support assessment completion
  • Course materials will be available electronically via Blackboard, LJMU's virtual learning environment
  • The module will be delivered by health and social care academics as well as clinical experts
Attendance

There is a requirement for full attendance for each of the sessions, whether they are in class or through the technology enhanced learning environment.

Course content

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
Assessment

You will be asked to:

  • Deliver a presentation to academic staff and students to demonstrate understanding and critical awareness of current changes and contemporary approaches to palliative care service provision
  • Write an 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
Entry requirements

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
CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development module can be studied within the MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical) award framework or as a single CPD.

Study dates

Dates for the coming year will be available shortly.

How to apply

If your CPD course is funded by NHS North West, please apply through the CPD apply system. You can contact your Trust Training Lead for further advice on this process.

If you are funding the course yourself, please apply using the postgraduate online application form

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD courses for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

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

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