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End of Life Care for All - Level 6 - AC0664

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About this course


This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Designed for practitioners who care for patients at the end of life, this module will enable you to develop specialist knowledge of end of life care in both the cancer patient and patients suffering diseases other than cancer. This module will enable you to critically examine your practice when caring for this vulnerable group of patients and will consider the holistic needs of the patient and their carers. You will be encouraged to reflect and explore personal experiences arising from your own clinical practice in order to enhance your professional practice. 

Although this module is not currently taking applications, if you have any queries please email our programme support team at

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.


Teaching and Assessment

Lectures discussions and seminars will help you to develop existing theoretical and practical knowledge in order to apply the module content to professional practice. This will be supported by Blackboard and e-Learning methodologies.

Formative assessment will take place in student-led seminars. You will also be expected to produce a 300-word reflective essay based in your practice within your specialist area of care.


Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.


Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).


Give Your Career an Edge

This course will enable you to develop specialist knowledge of end of life care with a focus on the patient pathway, patient choice and the importance of multi-disciplinary care.


Your Future

This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development (20 Credits if taken as level 6 module option).


Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Directed & Independent Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Directed and self-directed study

Location Coach Lane Campus

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This course would suit healthcare practitioners involved in the care of patients at the end of life.

Evidence of previous level 6 study.

Key topics will include:

  • End of life care for all
  • The policy perspective
  • Psychosocial perspectives
  • Legal and ethical dilemmas
  • Assisted Dying Debate
  • Physical management of end of life care
  • Supporting the carers
  • Sociology of death and dying
  • Multi-disciplinary perspectives
  • Patients’ stories

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