Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care

    Where will this take me?


    Over the twelve years since the course was introduced, over 200 students have successfully graduated and put their knowledge into practice providing care for patients in various fields. Graduates have included nurses, social workers, family support workers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, art therapists, physiotherapists and hospital chaplains.

    Intended learning outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary palliative care practice
    • Critique and use evidence-based practice in the clinical setting.
    • Analyse and evaluate the evidence for a range of physical symptoms in adult populations
    • Examine the role of a multidisciplinary team in meeting the needs of a patient and family with a life limiting illness and enhanced their ability to transmit solutions to the team
    • Identify psychosocial issues as they relate to palliative care including distinguishing between different forms of psychological and psychiatric disorders
    • Identify the impact of loss and bereavement both for themselves and for the provision of services to patients as practitioners