Plymouth University

University modules

We are currently running three University modules in partnership with Plymouth University, with a focus on end of life care. You can find out more about each of the modules on offer and apply, by clicking on the relevant module below.

Enhancing end of life care and palliative care practice

Module code: HEAD344P
Credits: 20
FHEQ level: Level 6 – bachelors degree
Duration: Three months
Course type: Part time
Course dates: 19 September 2017, 26 September 2017, 3 October 2017, 10 October 2017, 17 October 2017, 31 October 2017, 6 November 2017 (Submission date 7 December 2017)
Cost: £720 (May be funded places available)

This module aims to facilitate the personal and professional development of health and 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 and 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.

For more information click here.

Funded places

There are limited fully funded places available for this course. To apply for a funded place you need to click here to download the form and send it directly to Plymouth University. Please note that this form will not be accepted by the University unless authorised by the Education Co-ordinator/Manager.

If you don’t know if you are entitled to a free place, please speak to your organisational education lead or the University.

Non-funded places

To apply for a self funded place please click to complete the application form and send to education@stlukes-hospice.org.uk or post to St Luke’s at Brooklands Education Team, Units 3-5 Brooklands, Budshead Road, Crownhill, PL6 5XR.

This module can also be completed as a non-accredited module. Cost to attend study sessions only is £450.  Click here to book your space.

We are also accepting applications from people wishing to undertake this module at Masters level (level 7), please contact us for more information.

Payment can be made via credit card or invoice request. To make payment by credit card please contact the St Luke’s education administration team on 01752 964250, for invoicing, please submit details with your application form at least four weeks prior to the start date. Please note that payment is required prior to the course start.

Specialist approaches to palliative care and symptom management - enhanced practice

Module code: HEAB344
Credits: 20
FHEQ level: Level 6 – bachelors degree
Duration: Three months
Course type: Part time
Course dates: 13 October 2017, 20 October 2017, 10 November 2017, 17 November 2017, 24 November 2017, 1 December 2017 (Submission date 8 January 2018)
Cost: £720

This module will allow practitioners 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.

At the end of the module you will be expected to be able to:

  • Assess health and holistic nursing/therapeutic needs of patient, their families and other carers by initiative and critically evaluate the appropriate steps for effective specialist palliative care for individuals and groups.
  • Support and empower patients, their families and other carers to influence and participate in decisions concerning their care by providing information on a range of specialist palliative care services.
  • Critically evaluate the medical and non-medical management of symptoms in palliative care to promote quality of life.
  • Critically analyse multidisciplinary therapeutic strategies designed to promote and improve health and prevent disease in individuals and groups by identifying and selecting from a range of health and social agencies that will assist and improve care.

For more information click here.

This is not a HEE funded module therefore there are two funding options:

    1. If a student wants accreditation, the full university price is £720
    2. This module can also be completed as a non-accredited module. Cost to attend study sessions only is £450. Click here to book your space.

Self or employer funded places

To apply for a self or employer funded place please click to complete the application form and send to education@stlukes-hospice.org.uk or via post to St Luke’s at Brooklands Education Team, Units 3-5 Brooklands, Budshead Road, Crownhill, PL6 5XR.

Payment can be made via credit card or invoice request. To make payment by credit card please contact the St Luke’s education administration team on 01752 964250, for invoicing, please submit details with your application form at least four weeks prior to the start date. Please note that payment is required prior to the course start.

Facilitating patient centred care and choice through advanced communication skills

Module code: HEAD354
Credits: 20
FHEQ level: Level 6 – bachelors degree
Duration: Three months
Course type: Part time
Course dates: 31 January 2018, 7 February 2018, 14 February 2018, 21 February 2018, 28 February 2018, 7 March 2018, 14 March 2018 (Submission 11 April 2018)
Cost: £720 (to be confirmed)

This module will focus on the communication and advance care planning competencies required to support those who need end of life care or have a life limiting illness, and help them to 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 study discussions, interactive and scenario small group roles, lead lectures and e-learning they will be able to analyse and synthesise communication, patient choice and complex decision making concepts and ideas.

For more information click here.

Funded places

There are limited fully funded places available for this course. To apply for a funded place you need to click here to download the form and send it directly to Plymouth University. Please note that this form will not be accepted by the University unless authorised by the Education Co-ordinator/Manager.

If you don’t know if you are entitled to a free place, please speak to your organisational education lead or the University.

Self funded places

To apply for a self funded place please click to complete the application form and send to education@stlukes-hospice.org.uk or via post St Luke’s at Brooklands Education Team, Units 3-5 Brooklands, Budshead Road, Crownhill, PL6 5XR.

This module can also be completed as a non-accredited module. Cost to attend study sessions only is £450. .

Payment can be made via credit card or invoice request. To make payment by credit card please contact the St Luke’s education administration team on 01752 964250, for invoicing, please submit details with your application form at least four weeks prior to the start date. Please note that payment is required prior to the course start.