CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)-Plans for the next academic year. 

The teaching staff are now beginning to return to the School to resume their academic activities. They are working at a pace to change the way we deliver our courses. Moving forward, we will be using blended and e-learning methods. We aim to roll out the modules, which were postponed during the initial stages of COVID-19, in a phased approach, starting in September 2020, over an eight-month period. This is in line with Health Education England (HEE) who have proposed an extension to the education contract period. This is to allow time for the recovery of commissions that were postponed due to the pandemic.

As you will recognise because of COVID-19, plans are constantly changing so we will, as the situation evolves, endeavour to keep you informed. The health and wellbeing of our staff and students are our absolute priority. 

If you do have any questions or concerns, please refer to our Student Q&A page or contact us at Student Support Services for more information.




Delivery method

Face to face

Length of module

5 days

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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Palliative Care and Symptom Management | The Royal Marsden School
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