Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care

      Course overview

      • 1 year part time
      • Parkville campus located in the heart of Melbourne city
      • Available to domestic and international students.


      The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care is an ideal introduction to palliative and end of life care for all health professionals. This includes doctors, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists,occupational therapists, pastoral care workers, music and art therapists, working in any setting including inpatient, community and outpatient services. It provides abroad overview of the core concepts and practices of palliative care including practice standards, symptom management,non-cancer contexts, bereavement care,psycho social issues, support for carers and effective communication skills.

      This program is delivered in partnership with The Centre for Palliative Care (CPC). The centre is part of St Vincent’s Hospital and a Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne. The Centre plays a pivotal role in the development and delivery of state-wide training and education programs for health professionals from a variety of disciplines.

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