The Palliative Medicine for Health Care Professionals programme from Cardiff University provides high quality distance education for clinicians working with neonates, children and adults in many different settings in all parts of the world.
At the core of its design and delivery is the desire to improve patient outcomes wherever palliative care is practiced by its students and to enhance the quality of palliative care through research and quality improvement.
Using the palliative care approach as defined by the World Health Assembly in 2014 (WHO 2014) is an increasingly important imperative for health care professionals throughout the world in order to meet the palliative care needs of their populations. Although cancer as a burden of disease remains an issue globally, there are rising numbers of patients, including neonates and children, with palliative care needs from other conditions. These include learning disability, dementia, frailty and elderly people with multiple co-morbidities.
The vision of the course is to improve patient care by delivering accessible, effective education through which we aim to support health-care professionals to develop, share and extend their knowledge, understanding and application of evidence based medicine, best practice and governance frameworks in palliative care appropriate to their own professional settings.
The taught stages (years 1 and 2) cover the core understanding, frameworks, challenges and research evidence relevant to optimising and developing the practice of palliative medicine and palliative care. The MSc (year 3) provides the opportunity for students to identify an issue of importance in their own practice and carry out an evidence based project intended to contribute to knowledge and practice in palliative medicine and palliative care.
- Palliative Care: Core Skills and Pain Management
- Physical Symptom Management (excluding Pain Management)
- Ethical, Legal and Complex Care Challenges in Adults
- Ethical, Legal and Complex Challenges in Paediatric Care
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended you apply 9–12 months in advance of the course starting.
DisciplinesHuman Medicine Health Sciences View 253 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
Please see our website for the entry requirements for this course: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/palliative-medicine-for-health-care-professionals-msc-part-time
International7850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7850 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA4850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4850 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!