Uni Module


University Modules


We are currently accepting applications for 3 University modules that we are running in partnership with Plymouth University.


September 2017 - HEAD344P - Enhancing End of Life 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 - HEAB344P - 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.


January 2018 - 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.


Please click on the headings for more information about the modules or click here for further information regarding Plymouth University's BSc (Hons) Professional Development in End of Life Care Pathway.


Contact Us

Email: education@stlukes-hospice.org.uk

Tel: 01752 964250

St Luke's Hospice Education Team
Units 3-5 Brooklands
Budshead Road