Palliative Care, Graduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
Students undertaking the Palliative Care programme at the University of the West of Scotland will have experience of working with people with palliative care or end of life care needs in hospitals, hospices, care homes or the community.

About

Students undertaking the Palliative Care programme at the University of the West of Scotland will have experience of working with people with palliative care or end of life care needs in hospitals, hospices, care homes or the community.

Career prospects
This award offers professionals the opportunity to gain skills in palliative care which could support a move into a more specialised role within dedicated palliative care services. Further study options include the Postgraduate Certificate in Cancer and Palliative Care or MSc Advancing Practice.

Programme Structure

Successful completion of this programme will allow students to meet government standards for those working in hospices (e.g. NHS QIS 2002) as well as enabling local health authorities to meet their obligations in relation to national and international standards of palliative care provision (e.g. World Health Organisation 2014). Lifelong learning and continuing professional development is integral not only to the provision of high quality palliative care but also to career progression.

The Graduate Certificate consists of three core modules, each credit-rated 20 points at SCQF Level 9. Each module incorporates a variety of teaching and learning methods.

Living and Dying Well

explores the history, development and current principles and practices of palliative care.

Person-Centered Palliative Care

examines thanatology, existential issues in palliative care, effective communication and ethically sound decision-making.

Non Malignant Conditions

examines the ways in which palliative care can be utilised to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for people with non-malignant diseases.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admission requirements of the University of the West of Scotland as specified in Section 6 of the University Regulatory Framework together with the following programme requirements: Registration on Part 1 of the Professional Register of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or equivalent professional body.

For international students undertaking this module as part of an international cohort, you must be able to demonstrate current professional registration from the country in which you practice.

Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. The programme leader will be responsible for ensuring that such students who are admitted to the programme have the appropriate academic skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    6150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6150 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    2100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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