University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Palliative Care

The course addresses the complex challenges end-of-life care creates for societies and health professionals are complex, including a range of ethical, social, professional and cultural issues that need careful analysis. It is a text-based, distance-learning course designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills you require to promote, lead and drive high quality care for the palliative patient and their families in their care setting. Your studies will centre on current philosophies that underpin palliative care, bringing together a range of clinical and academic experts from this field.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent. Applications from individuals with evidence of ongoing professional development will also be considered through the accreditation of prior learning (APL)/ accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) mechanism.

Course modules

Modules include: Therapeutic management of life limiting illness in palliative care; nature and scope of palliative care: specific issues pertinent to the delivery of effective palliative care; end of life care: role of the professional in the care of an individual at the end of life, including perspectives from the individual and family.

Assessment methods

Assessment involves written work and achievement of clinical competencies. You will receive key learning materials and be supported throughout the course by the module team and your contact with other students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance learning/Online

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