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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 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.

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 **

GUIDANCE NOTES

 

 

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

Focusing on patients who have palliative care needs, this module will enable you to examine your practice when caring for this vulnerable group.

We will consider the holistic needs of the patient and their carers and you will be encouraged to reflect on your experiences from clinical practice, in order to explore how these could be enhanced.

You will also explore local and national developments in palliative care and critically appraise the social and political trends that influence delivery.

We will use patient narratives to explore the experiences of the palliative care patient and enable you to develop a deeper understanding of principles and practices. You will also consider the needs of cancer and non-cancer patients and the informational needs of patients and their family.

This module will allow you to adopt a flexible learning approach in order to develop specific knowledge related to the principles of palliative care in both the cancer patient and patients suffering diseases other than cancer. 

Delivery Dates:

Thursday 16th September 2021 (Start Date)

Thursday 23rd September 2021

Thursday 30th September 2021 (self-directed)

Thursday 7th October 2021

Thursday 14th October 2021

Thursday 21st October 2021 (self-directed)

Thursday 28th October 2021 (self-directed)

Thursday 4th November 2021

Thursday 11th November 2021

Thursday 18th November 2021 (self-directed)

Submission 16th December 2021

Course Information

Award Type Level 6

Delivery Method Online Delivery

Mode of Study
Part Time

Start Thursday 16th September 2021

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

The course covers the following topics:

  • Principles underpinning palliative care
  • History and development of palliative care
  • Sociology of death and dying
  • Future directions of palliative care
  • Compare and contrast the needs of the cancer and non-cancer patient
  • The emotional cancer journey
  • Ethical issues in palliative care
  • Quality of life issues
  • Patient perspectives
  • The last days of life
  • Caring for the lay carer and bereavement support
  • The information needs of the palliative care patient and their family

Level 5 study

This module will enable the practitioner to critically examine their practice when caring for this vulnerable group of patients, and will consider the holistic needs of the patient and their carers. Participants will be encouraged to reflect and explore personal experiences arising from their own clinical practice in order to consider enhancing their professional practice.

  • Explore how the principles of palliative care can be applied in a variety of settings, throughout the patient journey.
  • Critically appraise the social and political trends that influence the delivery of palliative care.
  • Critically evaluate how palliative care principles may be relevant to patients with non-malignant disease.
  • Critically reflect on the holistic needs of the palliative care patient and their family considering the challenges in professional practice.

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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