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Delivery method


Length of module

This online module is run over 12 weeks and consists of 5 half day live ‘virtual’ tutorials which require attendance, and 5 half days of independent online working. There is also group work activities to be completed.

Academic credits and level

15 credits at level 6 or 7

Entry requirements

Applicants should currently be caring for people with a life limiting condition

Course summary

Students will explore the philosophy of palliative care and symptom management and apply this knowledge to their care of patients living with a life-limiting condition in a range of health and social care settings. 

This module is recommended for health and social care practitioners from any care setting working with individuals with a palliative condition. It will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to support and care for patients, maintaining their quality of life through holistic assessment, optimal symptom management, supportive communication, and multidisciplinary team working.

I thoroughly enjoyed the days in the school: the group dynamics were great and well-facilitated by the module leader, who encouraged group participation. It was really interesting hearing other students’ experiences.

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