This Level 7 MSc module, validated by the University of Hertfordshire, will examine aspects of palliative and end of life care, including differences between the two. Specific interventions in terms of symptom relief will be described and evaluated.

Students will be introduced to fundamental aspects of moral and ethical philosophy. The importance of excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be emphasised, with specific focus on patient and relative/carer involvement. This module will reflect UK national guidance on palliative care and gold standards framework.

Communication with patient and family/carers is always essential in healthcare, but even more so in respect of the context this module is set in. The importance of optimum communication with patients/family/carers and other Healthcare professionals will be examined and applied to specific situations such as education of carers re practical skills, treatment decisions and the formulation of living wills with DNAR orders.

Please note, start dates are the date a course will begin, and study days are not scheduled to be the same as the start date. Course code: 7FHH1122

Study Days

This module is delivered by blended learning, with study days to support the online course. Please note that if low numbers of students book onto this module we may cancel study days at short notice. If this is the case, students already registered will be contacted by our Student Support Team and offered alternative options.

The university registration end date is set at 6 weeks before the start date of the module. Late applications can still be processed and will be considered on an individual basis. Please be aware that applications received less than 6 weeks before the start date of the module may result in a slight delay in accessing online learning materials. If you have any queries regarding the above please contact the programme administrator

Course Details
Assessment Method: 3,000 word Case Analysis

Study Method: Distance learning (includes 1 study day)

Duration: 3 months

No. of Credits: 15 at Level 7

Accredited Institution: University of Hertfordshire