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The Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care in Aged Care from Flinders University is a coursework award that aims to provide an opportunity for individuals from any professional background who are working in health related areas to deepen their knowledge base in palliative care in ageing populations within a global context.

The course is designed to enable practitioners from around the world to select a series of topics built on core material that will assist them to address particular needs within their practice and employment.

The course aims to bring people from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to work together in appraisal, assessment and problem-solving required of a multi-disciplinary/multi-professional team in this area. The course also aims to develop independent critical thinkers who will be able to contribute to the development of the practice of Palliative Care in Aged Care.

Career

Palliative care in aged care is growing at local and national levels within multiple health care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, community care and hospices. These courses are designed to provide professional development, planning and delivery of palliative care services to older people in a range of aged care settings. Graduates can find careers in areas ranging from rural and remote, acute, community, and aged care settings to palliative care units and hospice care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Clinical Gerontology
  • Psychological Dimensions of Ageing
  • Healthy Ageing (Mental Health)
  • Medication and Ageing
  • Best Practice in Dementia Care
  • Leadership to Support Person-centred Dementia Care

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description
      Part-time option just for domestic students.
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    72

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    160

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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Academic Requirements

Applicants who do not hold the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care must normally hold an approved health-related degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution with not less than two years professional experience in the health sector. The Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

CRICOS: 072485M

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24480 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24480 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
National: AUD 8,421 (Commonwealth supported)

Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
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