This M.Sc. in Palliative Care is open to a wide range of professionals who have experience in delivering a palliative care approach within practice within the last two years. The aim of this inter-disciplinary course is to provide an opportunity for students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence based approach to their practice and to critically explore and critique palliative care service provision. For the duration of the course| students need to be employed in an area where the principles of palliative care are operationalised when caring for individuals with life threatening illness and their families.
Practice is an integral component to the MSc Palliative Care course and as such, students are required to engage in critical analysis of their practice in relation to applying the principles of Ethics and Law, Research, Pain and Symptom Management and Psycho Social Care. Students engaging in this course will concurrently be providing care to persons with Palliative Care needs and their families, at their usual (or base) clinical site. In addition, and in order to expand on students' knowledge and experience in Palliative Care, a total of one hundred and twenty hours of supernumerary clinical placements will be established with the co-operation of clinical sites within and beyond St Francis Hospice services. The difference in client caseload that each site offers will further enhance the richness of clinical exposure for the student and challenge their ability to adapt their clinical skills to match a variety of client groups. These placements will take place across a variety of clinical placement sites and may include:
- Specialist Palliative Care
- Paediatric Palliative Care
- Palliative Care of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and/or dementia.
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Palliative care philosophy, concepts and debates
Palliative approaches to pain and symptom management
Psychosocial, spiritual and therapeutic issues in palliative care
Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare
Leadership and Quality Improvement in Healthcare
and a choice between one of the two following modules:
Clinical Practicum or
Ethics and Law in Healthcare
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
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Candidates for the course must have a minimum of one year's experience in delivering a palliative care approach within practice within the last two years| and for the duration of the course| be employed in an area where the principles of palliative care are operationalized when caring for individuals with life threatening illness and their families. Hold an honors degree in a health professional or related subject area. Or otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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