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Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care

Key facts

  • Module codeNURU220
  • Start date 9 Sep 2019
  • Application deadline7 Jul 2019
  • Duration15 Weeks
  • Credit value SCQFSCQF 9 20
  • Fees Fees: £500. Overseas Fees: £920.
  • Study mode Online, Campus based

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.

  • Entrance requirements

    The module is suitable for nurses, allied healthcare professionals and those with an interest in the provision of quality palliative care.

  • Funding

    Find out more about fees and funding.

  • Objectives
    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the key concepts associated with multi-professional assessment of symptoms in palliative care;
    • Critically explore and evaluate assessment tools applied to symptom management in palliative care;
    • Analyse the Biopsychosocial model of care as a framework for the symptom management in patients with palliative care needs;
    • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the psychological, pharmacological and supportive care measures incorporated in the assessment and management of specific symptoms in the individual with palliative care needs.
  • Structure and content

    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.

  • Delivery and assessment

    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.

  • Module co-ordinator

    Hazel Hill

  • Employability

    You can utilise the learning from the module as part of your current academic career pathway development and Personal Development Plan.

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