Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care

      What will I study?


      The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care builds on the learning in the Specialist Certificate 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.

      Delivery dates

      Please note: the Paediatric Palliative Care subject will not be offered in 2019.

      Semester 1, 2019
      NURS90046 Fundamentals of Palliative CareTimeDate
      Palliative Care: The Essentials 8.45AM - 5PM 7 & 8 February 2019
      Therapeutic Communications 8.45AM - 5PM 18 & 19 March 2019
      NURS90073 Contemporary Approaches to BereavementTimeDate
      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 CareTimeDate
      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 PracticeTimeDate
      Clinical Ethics - the Basics9AM- 5PM8 August 2019
      "Doing Ethics"9AM- 5PM9 August 2019
      Communicating Ethically9AM- 5PM12 August 2019
      Incorporating Ethics into your Daily Practice9AM- 5PM13 August 2019
      NURS90074 Psychosocial Aspects of Palliative CareTimeDate
      Identification and Assessment of Distress9AM- 5PM15 August 2019
      Management of Distress9AM- 5PM16 August 2019
      Management of Imminent Death and Complex Cases9AM- 5PM19 August 2019
      Special Needs and At Risk populations. Working with Other Professionals.9AM- 5PM20 August 2019

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