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Managing Pain and Symptoms in Advanced Disease - Level 6 - AC6613

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About this course

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place. If you receive a place you will be emailed an official offer letter, you will need to respond confirming your place within 10 working days.

If you have any queries please contact us via email at hl.academic.support@northumbria.ac.uk

This module is focused on patients who have palliative care needs, and will enable you to critically examine your practice when caring for this vulnerable group of patients. The philosophy underpinning this module is that accurate assessment is the key to managing pain and symptoms in advanced disease and that effective relief is the essence of quality of life.

This module will enable you to develop advanced skill and knowledge related to complex pain and symptom management, and identify best practice based on the evidence. You will be encouraged to consider the many components that contribute to the delivery of quality palliative care, and to consider the holistic needs of the patient and their carers. You will also have the opportunity to reflect and explore personal experiences arising from your own clinical practice in order to enhance your professional practice in the management of symptoms in advanced disease.

This course would suit healthcare practitioners working in the area of palliative care and covers the following topics:

  • The physiology of pain and pain theories
  • Different types of pain
  • The psychological consequences of pain
  • Assessment of pain and symptoms
  • Pharmacological interventions
  • Non pharmacological interventions
  • Common symptoms in advanced disease
  • Emergencies in palliative care
  • End of life Issues

Study Dates for February Cohort:

Tuesday 12th February

Tuesday 19th February

Tuesday 26th February

Tuesday 4th March

Tuesday 12th March

Tuesday 19th March

Tuesday 26th March

Tuesday 2nd April

Tuesday 9th April

Tuesday 16th April

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

You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, directed and independent study with the emphasis being on reflection and lifelong learning. The electronic learning platform and other e-learning methodologies will be utilised to support and enhance the learning experience as appropriate.

You will have the opportunity for formative assessment through student led seminars which will help you demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes and how you have applied theory to your professional practice.

You will also be expected to produce an essay (3000 words) based on your practice within your specialist area of care. The essay will demonstrate the achievement of the module learning outcomes it is expected that whilst the essay is situated in practice the need for anonymity and confidentiality will be respected.

 

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

As well as enhancing your CV, this course will enable you to enhance your professional practice in the management of symptoms of advanced disease.

 

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures Discussions and Seminars

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Part Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start February 2019

This course would suit healthcare practitioners working in the area of palliative care.

 

Previous evidence of level 5 study.

The philosophy underpinning this module is that accurate assessment is the key to managing pain and symptoms in advanced disease and that effective relief is the essence of quality of life. This module will enable the student to develop advanced skill and knowledge related to complex pain and symptom management, and identify best practice based on the evidence.

1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a variety of symptoms and pain that cause distress in advanced disease.

2. Critically evaluate the need for assessment skills and the usefulness of tools for effective symptom management.

3. Appraise the contribution of the multi-disciplinary team in the effective management of pain and symptoms in advanced disease

4. Explore the legal and ethical consequences of clinical practice in palliative care.

5. Consider the quality of life dimension in relation to effective pain and symptom control in advanced disease.

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