Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
What will I study?
The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care builds on the learning in the Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care and provides students with advanced knowledge and skills. It is targeted at health professionals working in specialist palliative care services or who are responsible for providing palliative care in the course of their work.
The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care is a formal award of the University of Melbourne comprising 50 points of training at master's level, delivered as four standard 12.5 point subjects requiring 4 days of face-to-face teaching for each. Students are required to complete their four subjects within a 2 year period.
Course content will explore the core concepts of palliative care including; pain and symptom management, the interface between aged care and palliative care, communication skills, non-malignant diseases, psychosocial concepts, family carers, paediatric palliative care and bereavement care.
Please note: the Paediatric Palliative Care subject will not be offered in 2019.
Semester 1, 2019
|NURS90046 Fundamentals of Palliative Care||Time||Date|
|Palliative Care: The Essentials||8.45AM - 5PM||7 & 8 February 2019|
|Therapeutic Communications||8.45AM - 5PM||18 & 19 March 2019|
|NURS90073 Contemporary Approaches to Bereavement||Time||Date|
|Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on Bereavement||9AM - 5PM||21 February 2019|
|Developmental perspectives on bereavement||9AM - 5PM||22 February 2019|
|Clinical Interventions||9AM - 5PM||16 May 2019|
|Self-Care and Ethical Issues in Bereavement Care||9AM - 5PM||17 May 2019|
Semester 2, 2019
|NURS90047 Adult Palliative Care||Time||Date|
|Pain Assessment & Management in Palliative Care||8.45AM - 5PM||18 July 2019|
|Symptom Assessment & Management in Adult Palliative Care||8.45AM - 5PM||19 July 2019|
|Palliative Care in Non-Malignant Contexts||8.45AM - 5PM||2 September 2019|
|Family Centred Palliative Care and Cultural Issues||8.45AM - 5PM||3 September 2019|
|NURS90118 Ethics in Clinical Practice||Time||Date|
|Clinical Ethics - the Basics||9AM- 5PM||8 August 2019|
|"Doing Ethics"||9AM- 5PM||9 August 2019|
|Communicating Ethically||9AM- 5PM||12 August 2019|
|Incorporating Ethics into your Daily Practice||9AM- 5PM||13 August 2019|
|NURS90074 Psychosocial Aspects of Palliative Care||Time||Date|
|Identification and Assessment of Distress||9AM- 5PM||15 August 2019|
|Management of Distress||9AM- 5PM||16 August 2019|
|Management of Imminent Death and Complex Cases||9AM- 5PM||19 August 2019|
|Special Needs and At Risk populations. Working with Other Professionals.||9AM- 5PM||20 August 2019|
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