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MSC Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Course summary

  • Develop your knowledge and clinical practice in supportive, palliative and end of life care.
  • Develop as a generalist or specialist practitioner in your clinical setting.
  • Gain an in depth understanding of the key factors impacting on end of life decision making.
  • Become autonomous practitioner, improving your research, leadership skills and ability to implement service developments.

On this course, you'll study flexibly around your existing commitments in practice, and apply your knowledge to your role. You'll work collaboratively in researching management strategies for end-of-life care, while studying independently towards a deeper understanding of care.

How you learn

This course offers the adaptability that you need to study and work effectively. With the support of supervisors, academics and staff, you'll work towards a deeper understanding of your field.

You'll consider how better to treat, support and care for patients and their families, how to evaluate practice from a philosophical/ethical perspective and how to support decision making at end of life. Topic areas include collaborative working, symptom management, loss, grief and bereavement and research methods for practice.

You learn through

  • distance learning through our online learning environment
  • group work and collaborative learning
  • independent research
  • final dissertation/research project

Future careers

We support and develop your potential to progress your career, either in your current organisation or with a new employer. With our advice, you can pursue areas of specialist interest and take modules relevant to your future career.

Graduates from this course gain the skills and knowledge to work in senior nursing and other specialist supportive, palliative and end of life care roles, including

  • Macmillan information and support radiographer
  • hospice inpatient nurse manager
  • lead nurse or consultant nurse
  • clinical specialist practitioner, such as physiotherapist, occupational therapist, social worker or speech and language therapist working in supportive and palliative care.

Tuition fees

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 77 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 59%

    48th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98.0 98%

    25th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    46th

    5

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