Edinburgh Napier University
Advanced Practice in Palliative Care
Students gain an in depth understanding of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to practice at an advanced level, as well as the ability to critically appraise relevant health and social policy; students also acquire the knowledge and skills needed to address ethical and professional issues, such as the multi-dimensional needs of patients and their families, the interdependent roles of the multi-professional team within palliative care, and the philosophical and methodological underpinning of research applied to palliative care practice.
Practising health or social care practitioner; Honours degree in a science subject; or nursing; or equivalent professional experience.
Year 1: Symptom management in palliative care, therapeutic communication in palliative care, strategic and global issues in palliative care. Year 2: Exploring professional roles in practice, research methods, option. Year 3: Dissertation. Optional modules: Adults with incapacity; assessment, evaluation and support; child protection in context; child protection: risk to reality; contemporary ethical and professional issues in healthcare; contemporary issues in intellectual disability practice; critical thinking, analysis and writing; dissertation; effective learning and teaching in higher education; exploring professional roles in practice; improving health and well being with people with intellectual disabilities; independent and supplementary prescribing for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals; integrating cancer genetics into healthcare; leadership; interprofessional learning and mentoring; managing performance for person centred services; politics, policy and practice; practising within a consultancy role; professional study and practices; professional study and practices; research methods; safeguarding vulnerable individuals and families; strategic and global issues in palliative care; symptom management in palliative care; therapeutic communication in palliative care; strategic and global issues in cancer care; pathophysiology and epidemiology in diabetes mellitus; work based learning portfolio 1; work based learning portfolio 2.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 570 per Credit module (home fees)||3 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 1,614 per Credit module (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 570 per Credit module (home fees)||3 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 1,614 per Credit module (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 570 per Credit module (home fees)||3 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 1,614 per Credit module (overseas fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Craiglockhart Campus||Edinburgh||EH14 1DJ||Scotland|
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