This 10-credit Level 7 module, offered online / via distance learning, explores critical issues arising from contemporary paediatric palliative care, especially in relation to symptom management.
You will study for 12 weeks with our learning materials, followed by an additional six weeks to submit your essay. Please note, the module will only run if there are sufficient numbers of applicants. For more information, including start dates, please contact Sue Dunlop.
The course starts on 31/10/18 and runs for ten taught weeks. Themes are released on a Wednesday. The summative assignment is due in March 2019.
The course is open to any qualified nurse or doctor who works with children and/or young people who are living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, and for non-UK staff, have evidence of an International English Language Test (IELTS) Level of 6.5 or above, with at least a minimum of 5.5 score in each component. On successful completion of the course the student will be able to undertake a critical analysis of the assessment, planning, evidence base and management of a symptom, and demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and practices of paediatric palliative care.
The module is taught by Sue Dunlop, with contributions from a range of specialist palliative care nurses and paediatric medical staff, and overseen by Dr Richard Hain (Consultant and Clinical Lead Paediatric Palliative Care Children's Hospital, Cardiff and Visiting Professor, University of South Wales).
An on-line induction session will explain how to use our distance learning resources. Additional video recordings will explain how to access support, use Turnitin and be an effective on-line learner.