This course is provided jointly by De Montfort University and the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice (LOROS). LOROS is a recognised centre of excellence in the provision of palliative care services and education.
It is ideal if you are currently working with people with palliative care needs as either an experienced health or social care practitioner or volunteer and wish to extend your knowledge and skills in the area. The flexible and diverse range of modules will provide you with the opportunity to tailor the choice of modules to your own requirements.
The nature and focus of the core modules demonstrates a commitment to give you not only the knowledge and skills to provide effective palliative care to patients, clients and carers but the recognition that you will also need skills and confidence to drive through change at a strategic or operational level within your organisation. The range of option modules allows you to tailor the course to your needs. You must complete a total of 180 credits to be awarded the MSc.
Core Modules include: Putting Theory in to Palliative Care Practice; Evidence Based Practice; Research Designs in Health; Dissertation.
Completing the course will support your career progression to more senior posts within health and social care organisations or within higher education institutions. This course will also help you to advance both your own practice and equip you with the change management skills to advance the practice of others.
•You should have an honours degree at 2:2 or above, or equivalent, or have evidence of working at a postgraduate level •You must also have direct and continuing contact with patients who have palliative care needs either through your employment or as an experienced voluntary care worker both before and throughout the course In exceptional circumstances, if you do not meet the above criteria, you may be considered if you meet specific criteria.At the discretion of the programme leader there may be requirement to undertake a piece of work to demonstrate your academic ability before acceptance onto the course.
Recipient: De Montfort University
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