Academic Programmes


BSc Palliative and End of Life Care Modules

Part Time Study – (Validated and Awarded by University of Chester)


Develop and Build

  • Your skills and knowledge in the care of people with life-limiting and advanced disease
  • Your Confidence and resilience

Learn

  • In a supportive Environment
  • Using different methods to suit your style
  • With the input of subject specialists

Apply

  • Your learning to practice
  • Knowledge and skills to the benefit of your work, your team and your organisation

Individual modules can be completed for continuing professional development and funding may be available through Continuing Professional Development End of Life Partnership Grant. All modules will be mapped against the NHS KSF Core Dimensions and NICE Quality Standards – End of Life Care for Adults.

Venue

St Luke’s Cheshire hospice, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 1BH

Starting

September 2018

Funding

Funding may be available through the EoLP Continuing Professional Development Grant.

Application Forms and Funding Information

Essential Communication Skills: Engaging using a Person-Centred Approach

Duration

15 Weeks

Taught input days

  • Wednesday 4 April 2018
  • Wednesday 18 April 2018
  • Wednesday 2 May 2018
  • Wednesday 16 May 2018
  • Wednesday 30 May 2018
  • Wednesday 6 June 2018

Overview

  • Identifying the relevance of a person-centred approach on making your communication therapeutic
  • Identifying and applying key communication skills known to support you to communicate more effectively
  • Interactive and experiential learning opportunities that support reflection on and confidence around key communication behaviours that meet your learning needs

Cost

£580 per 20 credit module

(Attendance only cost £280)

 

Loss, Grief and Life Threatening Illness - Level 6
Duration

15 Weeks

Launch Induction day Thursday 5 April 2018

5 Taught input days

  • Thursday 12 April 2018
  • Thursday 19 April 2018
  • Thursday 3 May 2018
  • Thursday 17 May 2018
  • Thursday 31 May 2018
  • Thursday 14 June 2018

Overview

  • Different attitudes to death, dying and loss (incorporating gender, race, religion and cultural issues).
  • Models of grief in relation to the impact on client/carers.
  • Diverse communication and the effects on personal/professional values and beliefs.
  • Risk assessment and the ethical and legal issues surrounding loss.

Cost

£580 per 20 credit module

(Attendance only cost £280)

Principles and Approaches in End of Life Care - Level 6
Duration

15 Weeks

6 Taught input days

  • Wednesday 12th September 2018
  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018
  • Wednesday 10th October 2018
  • Wednesday 24th October 2018
  • Wednesday 31 October 2018
  • Wednesday 7th November 2018

Overview

  • Philosophies, principles and approaches in end of life care
  • Quality of living and dying in 21st century UK
  • Principles of therapeutic communication; facilitating choices for individuals and carers in end of life care
  • Multi-agency working in supportive, palliative and end of life care

Cost

£580 per 20 credit module

(Attendance only cost £280)

Promoting End of Life Care in Advancing Dementia - Level 6
Duration

15 Weeks

Launch Induction day

  • t.b.c.

Taught Input days

  • Wednesday 9th January 2019
  • Wednesday 23rd January 2019
  • Wednesday 6th February 2019
  • Wednesday 20th February 2019
  • Wednesday 13th March 2019
  • Wednesday 27th March 2019

Overview

  • National and local policy drivers
  • Effective communication
  • Holistic end of life assessment and management
  • Demographics, epidemiological trends, societal attitude & media commentary
  • Legal & ethical Issues

Cost

£580 per 20 credit module

(Attendance only cost £280)

Holistic Symptom Management and Palliative Care

Duration

15 Weeks

Launch Induction day

  • t.b.c. January 2019

Taught Input days

  • Tuesday 8 January 2019
  • Tuesday 22 January 2019
  • Tuesday 5 February 2019
  • Tuesday 19 February 2019
  • Tuesday 5 March 2019
  • Tuesday 19 March 2019

Overview

  • Exploring the meaning of symptoms for the individual
  • Holistic approach to assessing and managing symptoms
  • Symptom assessment tools and frameworks
  • Exploring the physical, social, psychological and spiritual impact of symptoms
  • Communication and its impact on symptom management in palliative and end of life care
  • The role of the multi-disciplinary team in symptom management
  • Using reflection to examine personal and professional development in relation to symptom management within palliative care practices.

Cost

£580 per 20 credit module

(Attendance only cost £280)