Students undertaking the Palliative Care programme at the University of the West of Scotland will have experience of working with people with palliative care or end of life care needs in hospitals, hospices, care homes or the community.
Successful completion of this programme will allow students to meet government standards for those working in hospices (e.g. NHS QIS 2002) as well as enabling local health authorities to meet their obligations in relation to national and international standards of palliative care provision (e.g. World Health Organisation 2014). Lifelong learning and continuing professional development is integral not only to the provision of high quality palliative care but also to career progression.The Graduate Certificate consists of three core modules, each credit-rated 20 points at SCQF Level 9. Each module incorporates a variety of teaching and learning methods.
Living and Dying Wellexplores the history, development and current principles and practices of palliative care.
Person-Centered Palliative Careexamines thanatology, existential issues in palliative care, effective communication and ethically sound decision-making.
Non Malignant Conditionsexamines the ways in which palliative care can be utilised to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for people with non-malignant diseases.
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Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admission requirements of the University of the West of Scotland as specified in Section 6 of the University Regulatory Framework together with the following programme requirements: Registration on Part 1 of the Professional Register of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or equivalent professional body.
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