This module reflects the growing interest in the management of palliative care within the context of malignant and non-malignant disease in clinical practice, policy and the literature.
The changing demographics of our population highlight an increasing elderly population. In addition many people live with co-morbidities and there is an increasing likelihood of survival for many with disease and illness previously considered as ‘life limiting’.
There is a need to provide appropriate assessment and management of symptoms for those with palliative care needs, irrespective of diagnosis.
The module is suitable for nurses, allied healthcare professionals and those with an interest in the provision of quality palliative care.
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The module uses a blended approach to teaching and learning.
The University’s electronic learning resource, Canvas, is used to deliver the majority of teaching and student interaction.
There is also one, optional, on-campus study day facilitated by specialists in palliative care.
This is a 15 week, mainly online, module which allows you to be flexible with your study load.
There are two assessments focussed on assessing and managing symptoms of your clients/patients.
You can utilise the learning from the module as part of your current academic career pathway development and Personal Development Plan.