The Graduate Certificate Palliative Care is an interdisciplinary programme designed to enhance your existing knowledge and skills in caring for patients with life limiting illness. The programme will enable you to become a valuable member of the multidisciplinary team providing palliative care and further enhance the care provided to patients in your current area of practice who have a range of complex symptoms that need impeccable assessment and management.
This course is aimed at advancing the health care professionals' repertoire of knowledge and skills for professional practice in the care of persons with life limiting illness.
The Graduate Certificate Palliative Care course aims to build upon and advance the repertoire of knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values, in order to promote competence and confidence in the practitioner’s work. The course aims to prepare individuals to enhance the care provided to patients and their families facing physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems associated with life limiting illness.
The Graduate Certificate Palliative Care programme is aimed at advancing the health professionals' repertoire of knowledge and skills for palliative care of people who have life limiting illness within a variety of care settings and contexts.
How will I benefit?
On successful completion of the programme, you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care from the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. The programme is recognised nationally and is a highly regarded qualification for health care professionals caring for patients with life limiting illness who require palliative care.
This is a one (academic) year programme, broken down into two semesters. Assessments are varied (assignments/ MCQ/case studies) and occur at intervals throughout and at the end of the semesters.
Semester 1 NMHS42370 Pall Care,Phil,Concept 10.00
Semester 1 NMHS42540 Palliative Approaches Symp Mgt10.00
Semester 2 NMHS42820 Psychosoc & Spiritual Issues10.00
Year Long Module NMHS42350 Clinical Practicum 10.00
The Graduate Certificate Palliative Care will provide you with knowledge and skills required for caring for patients with life limiting illness who require palliative care.
PLEASE NOTE - THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS IS TUESDAY, 31st JULY 2018.
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