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A number of funding arrangements are available for this module in 21/22 and you should contact your CWD lead for information and approval before accepting your place as you may be liable for fees. Students wishing to apply from outside our region should contact the email below.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on apply 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.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application. The deadline for you to submit an application for this module is 10 working days prior to the start date shown below.

**PLEASE NOTE – the Continuous Workforce Development (CWD) policy we have with Health Education England and the NHS Trusts states that you must have authorisation from your CWD Lead before applying for the module. A list of CWD Leads can be found here.  

BEFORE YOU CLICK “Book Now” to apply - please ensure you have confirmed your authorisation to attend the module with your CWD Lead as you will be asked to enter their name and email address as a reference on your application.

If you do not provide details of your CWD Lead with your application this will delay the progress of your application and your place on the module may be at risk. Instructions on how to add the details of your CWD as a reference are found within the guidance notes below **

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If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

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

Teaching Dates:

Tuesday 15th February 2022 (Start Date)

Tuesday 22nd February 2022

Tuesday 1st March 2022 (self-directed)

Tuesday 8th March 2022

Tuesday 15th March 2022

Tuesday 22nd March 2022 (self-directed)

Tuesday 29th March 2022

Tuesday 5th April 2022

Tuesday 12th April 2022 (self-directed)

Tuesday 19th April 2022

Submission 17th May 2022

Course Information

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Online Delivery

Mode of Study
Part Time

Start Tuesday 15th February 2022

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

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.

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

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