This interdisciplinary module focuses on the key concepts relevant to the assessment, management, and treatment of symptoms in advanced illness. It will review the aetiology, mechanism, assessment and treatment of common and difficult symptoms using a palliative care approach
This interdisciplinary module is designed for healthcare professionals who want to develop specialist knowledge and skills in providing assessment and management of symptoms caused by malignant and non-malignant conditions encountered in the palliative care of adults. It focuses on the key concepts relevant to the assessment, management,and treatment of common and difficult symptoms in advanced illness
It will enable you to further develop your knowledge and skills in assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating evidence based interventions and new therapies relevant to your own area of practice.
It reflects the interdisciplinary nature of palliative care, and therefore, learning will be facilitated by an interdisciplinary teaching team with extensive specialist clinical experience in hospital, community, and hospice settings.
FEB: Thursday 11 and 25 February 2021
MAR: Thursday 11 and 25 March 2021
By the end of the course you will be able to:
For those students whose first language is not English the following qualification is also required:
Themodule will be delivered online using synchronous (you and the lecturer online at the same time to interact in real time) and asynchronous (you and the lecturer not online at the same time) activities.
Synchronous activities will take place over 4 study days.
The assessment comprises a 3,000-word case study which reflects the assessment and management of symptoms using a palliative care approach.
The pass mark for this assessment is 50% and completion of the assessment is worth 15 credits towards MSc, postgraduate diploma, or postgraduate certificate in a relevant field.
A suggested reading list will be provided either in advance or during the module.