University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Cancer and Palliative Care

For this programmed multi-professional and inter-agency working are common practice within both cancer and palliative care and students who successfully complete this UWS course of study will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to lead and influence palliative and cancer care services in a variety of settings. All the training modules are underpinned by current cancer and palliative care practice and linked to relevant competency/capability frameworks.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a relevant first degree; however consideration is given to those with extensive relevant clinical experience; applicants should also be working in an area where palliative or cancer care is a principal focus of practice.

Course modules

Modules include: Modern day cancer and palliative care; symptoms in advanced disease; independent study; psychosocial challenges.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Paisley Campus Paisley PA1 2BE Scotland

Key information

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