Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Palliative Care

This course has been designed to prepare experienced practitioners from all disciplines involved in the care of patients and families at the end of life for advanced roles in palliative care; the course is based on the belief that palliative care is, by definition, interdisciplinary and therefore requires interdisciplinary education.

Entry requirements

Degree or professional equivalent; evidence of recent academic study; 2 years post-qualification/ registration experience; access to a learning environment that offers experience with palliative care patients and families.

Course modules

Shadows and horizons: developing palliative care practice; developing advanced communication skills in palliative care; supporting the patient and family in palliative care: a team approach; working with people with complex pain and symptoms; an integrated approach to breathlessness in palliative care.

Assessment methods

Critical commentary and reflection on practice; case study analysis; poster presentation; portfolio; self- and lecturer assessment of taped interviews.

Sponsorship information

Some places part-funded by SAAS.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 475 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,400 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 475 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 475 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 475 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 475 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,400 per Credit (International) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 475 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 475 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 475 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,400 per Credit (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 475 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 475 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 475 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 475 per Credit (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Edinburgh EH21 6UU Scotland

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