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Palliative Care MSc: Online distance learning

University of Glasgow

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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

    SEP

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

This programme is for professionals caring for patients with life-threatening or incurable illness. Students will expand, enhance and develop their knowledge through reviewing a broad range of published literature related to Palliative Care. There is a focus on non-malignant disease, frailty and multi-morbidity to reflect the changing patient demographic. Students will further develop their skills in critical analysis of core concepts along with symptom control, leadership, communication and holistic care. Students’ expertise will be enhanced by projects that will take place in their own clinical environment. This part-time online distance learning (ODL) programme will support graduates in becoming clinical and academic leaders in the field of Palliative Care with a qualification from a world top 100 university.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Obtain a postgraduate degree with an emphasis on learning embedded in clinical practice
  • Areas covered include symptom-control, communication skills, patient-centred care, leadership and effectiveness.
  • The programme is taught by a team of clinicians with a wide range of clinical and educational experience, delivered as an online distance learning programme.
  • Learning opportunities are delivered by experts in the field of palliative care using a multi-modal teaching approach which includes lectures, seminars, and online forums.
  • The work and assignments during the programme are tailored in order for students to reflect on implementing knowledge and skills in their own workplace in the UK or internationally.
  • Assessments are geared to acquiring work, academic and leadership skills and confidence to help students grow in their roles.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The programme forms a strong basis for a career in palliative care for nursing, medicine or allied healthcare professionals (AHPs) by following the major learning themes for the above specialist areas.

It also will become part of the essential requirements for Band 7 and above specialists in palliative care.

For medical candidates, the convenors of the programme will ensure the programme reflects GMC credentialing and will provide an academic underpinning for trainees in palliative care and a foundation for those seeking to further their skills in research, leadership and quality improvement.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 72

  • Entry standards

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    198 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.45 89%

    3rd

    2

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