Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care is targeted at health professionals (all disciplines) who are required to provide palliative care in their work setting. The Training 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