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Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care

      The experience

      Overview

      The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care combines face to face and online delivery, with a strong clinical focus. A delivery format of four four-day subjects offered intensively in either two or four day blocks throughout the year has been established to enable accessibility for regional and interstate health professionals.

      As part of its strategy to offer education in palliative care, The Centre for Palliative Care (CPC) recognised the need to develop a university accredited postgraduate training program in palliative care, which would be the industry standard for working in specialist palliative care and open to all disciplines as well as interstate participants. CPC partnered with the University of Melbourne to develop and deliver the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care.

      Academic and Teaching Team

      Professor Peter Hudson, Director, Centre for Palliative Care and Professor (Hon), University of Melbourne and Professor (Hon), Vrije University Brussels

      Associate Professor Mark Boughey, Centre for Palliative Care and Director, Palliative Medicine St Vincent's (Melbourne)

      Ms Karen Quinn, Co-Ordinator Education & Project Officer for Victorian Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Collaborative, Centre for Palliative Care

      Mr Chris Hall, Director, Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

      Dr Jenny Hynson, Consultant Paediatrician, Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program The Royal Children's Hospital

      Melissa Heywood, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program The Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne)

      Dr Justin Dwyer, Director Psychosocial Cancer Care, St Vincent's (Melbourne)

      Dr Danielle Ko, Palliative Care Medicine Specialist and Clinical Ethics Lead Austin Health

      student Profile

      Clare Pratt