This palliative care course is designed for a variety of registered adult healthcare professionals within primary and secondary care. It will contribute to and enhance your abilities to lead and drive clinically-effective care with patients with advanced disease.The module aims to critically analyse the provision of effective care for patients/clients with complex symptoms relating to a life-limiting illness. You will develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the issues within palliative care, examining pain and other complex symptoms and how these translate into practice.
On successful completion, the student will receive a certificate for a 20 credit module which they have passed at level 6 accredited by the University. The credit can be transferred towards the MSC Professional practice (depending on previous qualifications)
Key career benefits include:
|MODULE CODE||CAMPUS||DURATION||START DATE|
|AU3S034||Online / Distance Learning (Module Leader based at Glyntaff campus)||12 months||September|
On this module you will learn:
The module is a text-based distance learning course supported via distance learning.
There will be online activities, i.e. discussion boards and Microsoft teams site so all students from the palliative care modules can share experiences and start a community of practice.
There is no formal face to face teaching, as this module is an Online / Distance Learning (Module Leader based at Glyntaff campus). However, the module leader is available via telephone, teams, collaborate, email or face to face (if location and COVID allows)
Module leader: Clare Churcher
Evidence of diploma (level 5) or degree (level 6)
Formative discussion boards.
Each summative assignment is based on a formative case study, which is submitted prior to the summative assignment. This ensures the case study is appropriate and links the assignment brief and module outcomes.
The 2 summative assignments are 2,500 words which relates to the learning outcomes of the module, both carry a 50% weight to the overall mark.
Choose one of the following essays on pain:
A. Use the literature to reflect on a patient you have cared for and critically analyse pain assessment using the holistic approach (Physical, Social, Psychological & Spiritual) as a basis for your assessment. This essay will be related to a specific case study encountered in clinical Practice (case study should be 300 words, which is not included in the word count).
B. Drawing on your experiences reflect on one example that will illustrate your discussion of the therapeutic use of the analgesic medication used for their pain control. In this discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the analgesic used, the health professional role and identify if an alternative could have been used. This essay will be related to a specific case study encountered in clinical Practice (case study should be 300 words, which is not included in the word count)
Select one symptom / problem identified within units 3 or 4 and highlight the relevant nursing issues in relation to that symptom, focusing on the impact this can have on the patient and the family. Discuss the interrelating issues that are applicable, focusing upon how that symptom impinges on or causes others. This essay will be related to a specific case study encountered in clinical Practice (case study should be 300 words, which is not included in the word count)
Lectures who are allocated to students as supervisors for their essays who are specialists within Palliative care. There are allocated contact days throughout the module.
You will receive regular announcements on the module and can access help from your module leader via email.
You will have access to: