Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Cancer and Palliative Care)
What will I study?
The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Cancer and Palliative Care) is a 50 credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program of one year's duration. Students typically take four 12.5 credit point subjects across a year. Admission is based on a Bachelor of Nursing degree (or equivalent training), at least one year of clinical experience in an acute care setting within the five years prior to applying for the course, and current employment and clinical support in a Cancer and Palliative Care work environment.
The course delivers theoretical content through a combination of online study and face-to-face course delivery at the partner hospital for the clinical specialty. The students’ employing hospital provides clinical practice in a hospital setting.
Students complete 50 credit points of study part-time, over a year, commencing in January with an online subject, completing a face-to-face subject at the partner hospital each semester and a supervised clinical practice subject at their employing hospital across the whole study period.
To graduate from the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Cancer and Palliative Care) requires successful completion of 4 x 12.5 point subjects. Applied Pathophysiology is a pre-requisite subject and must be successfully completed to allow enrolment in the other course subjects.
Subject study periods
|Subject||Study Period||Start Date||End Date||Delivery Mode|
|Applied Pathophysiology||Summer Term||7 January 2019||1 March 2019||Fully online delivery|
|Applied Pathophysiology||Term 3||22 July 2019||15 September 2019||Fully online delivery|
|Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing 1||March||11 March 2019||7 June 2019||Face-to-face delivery at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre|
|Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing Practice||March||11 March 2019||27 October 2019||Face-to-face delivery at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre|
|Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing 2||Semester 2||29 July 2019||27 October 2019||Supervised clinical practice at students’ employing hospital and attendance at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre|
Please note: Some of the subjects run concurrently and share study days. On these shared study days a mix of both subjects are taught.
|Subject||Study Day 1||Study Day 2||Study Day 3||Study Day 4|
|Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing 1||14 March 2019||2 April 2019||1 May 2019||5 June 2019|
|Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing 2||24 July 2019||14 August 2019||18 September 2019||16 October 2019|
|Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing Practice||20 March 2019||8 May 2019||31 July 2019||25 September 2019|
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