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Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care

      The experience

      Overview

      The training is targeted at health professionals (all disciplines) who are required to provide palliative care in their work setting. Over the seven years since the Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care was introduced, a total of 160 students have successfully completed the award course. Students have included health professionals from the following disciplines; nursing, medicine, social work, family support worker, occupational therapy, pastoral care, speech therapy, music therapy, art therapy, physiotherapy and hospital chaplaincy.

      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