Certificate

Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care

    What will I study?

    Overview

    Delivered by experts in their fields drawn from multiple institutions around Victoria, this course will introduce you to the theoretical knowledge and advances that underpin palliative care management, and equip you to put this knowledge into practice.

    In this course, you will explore the core concepts related to palliative care, including:

    • Symptom management
    • Communication skills
    • Evidence-based practice
    • Non-malignant palliative illnesses
    • Psychosocial issues
    • The role of the family caregiver.

    As well as the core subject Fundamentals of Palliative Care, you will undertake one elective subject, from options including Adult Palliative Care and Psychosocial Aspects of Palliative Care.

    The subjects Paediatric Palliative Care, Contemporary Approaches to Bereavement and Ethics in Clinical Practice are not available in 2021.

    Course structure

    As a formal award of the University of Melbourne, the course offers 25 points of training at graduate level, delivered as two standard 12.5 point subjects.

    Workload

    Each subject is taught over four intensive teaching days, with additional assessments to be completed outside of class time. Students should expect to commit 170 hours per 12.5 credit point subject.

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    Teaching dates (2021)

    Fundamentals of Palliative Care
    Essentials
    Day one Thursday 18 February 2021
    Day two Friday 19 February 2021
    Therapeutics
    Day one Thursday 22 April 2021
    Day two Friday 23 April 2021
    Adult Palliative Care
    Day one: Pain Thursday 15 July 2021
    Day two: Symptoms Friday 16 July 2021
    Day three: Non-malignant Thursday 2 September 2021
    Day four: FCPC Friday 3 September 2021
    Paediatric Palliative Care
    Day one (online) Not available in 2021
    Day two (online) Not available in 2021
    Day three (online) Not available in 2021
    Day four (online) Not available in 2021
    Day five Not available in 2021
    Day six Not available in 2021
    Contemporary Approaches to Bereavement
    Day one Not available in 2021
    Day two Not available in 2021
    Day three Not available in 2021
    Day four Not available in 2021
    Psychosocial Aspects of Palliative Care
    Day one Thursday 9 September 2021
    Day two Friday 10 September 2021
    Day three Monday 13 September 2021
    Day four Tuesday 14 September 2021
    Ethics in Clinical Practice
    Day one Not available in 2021
    Day two Not available in 2021
    Day three Not available in 2021
    Day four Not available in 2021

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