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PGCert Integrated Palliative & End of Life Care

Edge Hill University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Edge Hill University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, FEB-22, SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This PGCert is designed to make palliative and end-of-life care real, meaningful and accessible for all frontline clinical staff. The programme is suitable for nurses (community, hospital, nursing home, hospice), health and social care practitioners, allied health professionals, paramedics and doctors (GPs, speciality doctors and doctors in training). You will gain enhanced knowledge, confidence and competence in assessing the palliative and end-of-life care needs of patients and their families. Individual disease groups will be analysed and the trajectory of dying assessed, looking for similarities and differences and seeing how these might be managed. In addition to this, you will learn how to manage symptoms and address concerns arising across the four domains of holistic care (physical, psychological, spiritual and social). Ethical and legal aspects of care will also be considered.

The programmes introduces you to the philosophy and principles of palliative care, assessment and symptom management. Assessment methods vary according to the demands of each module and include written assignments, designing a teaching pack, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), portfolios, seminar presentations and work-based learning projects. You will be taught by specialist palliative care and palliative medicine staff who have experience working in a specialist palliative care unit and across healthcare settings. The programme team’s expertise will be supplemented by guest lecturers who have specialist interests in end of life care.

Blended learning is encouraged as part of the learning time and includes a substantial amount of material available via our virtual learning environment. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will have the skills and knowledge required to provide effective support to patients, their families and other health professionals in managing end-of-life care. The course is designed to enhance your employability through developing your critical care skills and leadership qualities and encouraging you to explore new ways of working within health and social settings. You will also be expected to demonstrate knowledge across disciplines, being both attuned to cultural diversity and aware of your professional responsibilities and limitations.

What are my career prospects?

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will have the skills and knowledge required to provide effective support to patients, their families and other health professionals in managing end-of-life care.

The course is designed to enhance your employability through developing your critical care skills and leadership qualities and encouraging you to explore new ways of working within health and social settings.

You will also be expected to demonstrate knowledge across disciplines, being both attuned to cultural diversity and aware of your professional responsibilities and limitations.

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University information

Edge Hill University

  • University League Table

    65th

  • Campus address

    Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 77 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    139 67%

    16th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    55th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    67th

    38

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