We are currently accepting applications for 3 University modules that we are running in partnership with Plymouth University.
April 2017 - HEAD354 - Facilitating Patient Centered Care and Choice Through Advanced Communication Skills (8 places available)
This 20 credit module will focus on the communication and advance care planning competencies required to support those who are at end of life care or have a life limiting illness express choice and engage in complex decision-making. Communication strategies for advance care planning and directives, the patient choice agenda and the legal, ethical and professional issues will also be explored.
Students will have the opportunity to engage in a number of different learning perspectives. By participating in challenging case discussion, interactive and case scenario small group role, lead lectures and e-learning they will be enabled to analyse and synthesise communication, patient choice and complex decision- making concepts and ideas.
September 2017 - HEAD344P - Enhancing Palliative Care and Palliative Care Practice
This 20 credit module aims to facilitate the personal and professional development of health & social care practitioners with a special interest in palliative care, using various national strategies and frameworks in end of life care as key reference points. The learning objectives include supporting an analytical and critical approach to the strategic concepts and evidence-based practice of palliative care in all settings.
The module will enable health & social care practitioners to develop a critical and reflective approach to caring for those living and dying with a life-limiting condition, promoting quality, dignity and choice in end of life care and palliative care services
Note: this course replaces Supportive & Palliative Care & End of Life Care - Enhanced Practice (HEAB305)
October 2017 - HEAD344 - Specialist Approaches to Palliative Care and Symptom Management - Enhanced Practice
This 20 credit module will allow the practitioner to develop an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to enhance palliative care for patients with a life limiting condition and their carers and to develop strategies for symptom control. Students are required to attend all of the module dates and will be required to complete a written assignment.
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