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Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Cancer and Palliative Care)

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      Course description

      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

      SubjectStudy PeriodStart DateEnd DateDelivery Mode
      Applied PathophysiologySummer Term7 January 20191 March 2019Fully online delivery
      or    
      Applied PathophysiologyTerm 322 July 201915 September 2019Fully online delivery
      Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing 1March11 March 20197 June 2019Face-to-face delivery at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
      Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing PracticeMarch11 March 201927 October 2019Face-to-face delivery at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
      Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing 2Semester 229 July 201927 October 2019Supervised clinical practice at students’ employing hospital and attendance at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

      Study days

      Please note: Some of the subjects run concurrently and share study days. On these shared study days a mix of both subjects are taught.

      Venue

      All lectures will be held in Lecture Theatre B, Level 7, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne VIC, 3000.

      SubjectStudy Day 1Study Day 2Study Day 3Study Day 4
      Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing 114 March 2019
      9am-4:30pm 
      2 April 2019
      9am-4:30pm 
      1 May 2019
      9am-4:30pm 
      5 June 2019
      9am-4:30pm 
      Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing 224 July 201914 August 201918 September 201916 October 2019
      Cancer and Palliative Care Nursing Practice20 March 20198 May 201931 July 201925 September 2019

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