Sheffield Hallam University: Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care
|Institution||Sheffield Hallam University|
|Department||Faculty of Health and Wellbeing|
|Telephone||(+44) 0114 225 5533|
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
final dissertation/research project
Applied learning Live projects
The learning, teaching and assessment strategies used reflect current practice in interprofessional working in supportive and palliative care, promoting a collaborative approach. Various professionals contribute to the teaching on the course from a variety of backgrounds and clinical settings.
You'll apply your learning to your clinical workplace, gaining an expert understanding of palliative and end of life care and its aims. Your day-to-day practice experience will help you to adopt a holistic approach to symptom management - allowing you to focus on psychological, spritual and social support for the patient and their family.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject. Examples of a first degree in a relevant subject include Nursing, Therapeutic Radiography or Physiotherapy etc.
Other formally certified qualifications
Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Applicants will be considered on other relevant evidence which may include for example documented evidence of recent CPD activity, innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects and/or publications. Such evidence must be clearly described in any application. Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing their capability for postgraduate study.
Level of English language capability
If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each skill area.
Relevant work or work-related experience
Applicants must usually have 12 months full time (or equivalent part time) experience and normally be working in a professional role in a related field of health and wellbeing and must have contact with palliative care patients.
Applicants will need access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement and have sound IT skills.
|Channel Islands||8240 GBP for Whole course|
|EU||8240 GBP for Whole course|
|England||8240 GBP for Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||8240 GBP for Whole course|
|Scotland||8240 GBP for Whole course|
|Wales||8240 GBP for Whole course|
|International||8240 GBP for Whole course|
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