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Practice Development: Palliative Care PgC

Course Description

Are you involved with providing palliative care? Worried that your skills are no longer relevant in a changing and dynamic health economy? Whether you've taken a break from employment and want to refresh your technique, or you want to ensure the level of service you're providing is up to date, then our PgC course will help put you on the right track.

Thanks to our flexible approach to learning, you'll complete your studies at a pace that best suits your lifestyle. We provide a wide range of study options based around contemporary practice, giving you the latest insight into your specialist field of care. By taking this course, not only will you be providing a better level of care to your patients, but you'll increase your own job prospects and go onto bigger things in your profession!

You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the University and your programme of study. Alternatively, classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.

Course outline

This award is designed for practitioners working with people with palliative care needs, and their families/carers, who wish to enhance and develop their clinical and academic skills. The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

Other admission details

Admissions criteria are per the University Admissions Policy. Normally applicants will be required to hold an Honours degree classification 2ii or above in a cognate subject. For applicants who do not meet this requirement, non-standard entry criteria will apply. In such cases, applicants will be interviewed using a proforma. It is expected that such candidates will have evidence of successful study at level 6 (or equivalent) within the preceding 5 years.

Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis and potential students will be offered advice by an academic tutor on the suitability of the award and their module choice within the award, dependent on factors such as currency of prior learning, and their personal and professional development needs. Students should be able to show potential benefit from studying for the award and a commitment to attempting the assessment items.

Visit the Practice Development: Palliative Care PgC page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Students must be qualified health professionals or healthcare support workers. See course description for further admission details.

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