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Certificate in Contemporary Palliative Care Practice

Course Points
10
Course Duration
14 weeks (1 Semester)
Course Level
Level 8
Course Start Date
Tuesday 20th September 2022

One great reason to consider this course

  • This programme is approved by the NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland).

Course Summary

This 14-week part-time course aims to support nurses/midwives/Health and Social Care Professionals (HSCPs) in enhancing their knowledge, skills and understanding of the core principles of palliative care. This aim is in line with the National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care HSE (2014) objective to build palliative care capacity among all nurses/midwives/allied health professions to respond confidently and in a timely manner to the palliative care needs of individuals and their families in any health care setting.

Important notice about this course

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Applicants must submit copies of their CV, academic transcripts and professional registration with their application. 

Closing date for applications is 6th September 2022, or until all places are full.

The days that the programme will be delivered is available under course delivery below.

This course aims to support nurses/midwives/Health and Social Care Professionals (HSCPs) in the development of an appropriate level of knowledge, skill and attitude in the core principles of palliative care.

This aim is in line with the National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care HSE (2014) objective to build palliative care capacity among all nurses/midwives/Health and Social Care Professionals (HSCPs) to respond confidently and in a timely manner to the palliative care needs of individuals and their families in any health care setting.

Students will explore the theory, research and practice issues necessary to provide quality palliative care in contemporary health care environments.

Student Story: Nicola Rogers

Students will study the following topics:

  • Principles of Palliative Care
  • Effective communication techniques
  • Loss, grief and bereavement
  • Professional, Ethical and Legal Practice

More information about the course outcomes, content and assessment

The programme is delivered using a blended learning approach, which includes face-to-face lectures on campus in DkIT, live online lectures, recorded lectures as well as directed and independent study. The programme will be delivered on the following days:

  • September 20th — Live online Lectures, 9am to 4.30pm
  • September 27th — Face to face lectures in DkIT, 9am to 4.30pm
  • October 4th — Face to face lectures in DkIT, 9am to 4.30pm
  • October 18th — Live online Lectures, 9am to 4.30pm 
  • November  8th — Face to face lectures in DkIT, 9am to 4.30pm
  • November 22nd — Live online Lectures, 9am to 4.30pm
  • November 29th — Live online Lectures, 9am to 4.30pm
  • December 13th — Live online Lectures, 9am to 4.30pm

Please note this timetable is subject to change.

You must:

  • Nurses/Midwives registered with NMBI or equivalent
  • Health & Social Care Professionals (HSCPs) registered with a recognised professional body
  • Work in a practice setting where there are individuals with life-limiting illness, for the duration of the programme
  • Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to a PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course
  • Basic IT skills essential
  • Applicants may be interviewed
  • Applicants should have a minimum of 1 years post registration experience

Applicants must submit copies of their CV, academic transcripts and professional registration with their application. 

This clinically focused course is for registered health professionals involved in the delivery of palliative care in a variety of settings including hospices, aged and residential care, community and primary health care and hospital.

Applicants should also include a copy of their CV and professional registration with their application.

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science)
Phone: +353 42 9370200 Ext 2736
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Ann Everitt Reynolds (Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years)
Phone: +353 429370200 Ext 2743
Email: ann.reynolds@dkit.ie

Ailish McArdle (Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years)
Phone: +353 42 9370200 Ext 2708
Email: ailish.mcardle@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_NNCPC_8
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 8
Duration 14 weeks (1 Semester)
Fees €700
Starting Date Tuesday 20th September 2022
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Credits 10
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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Delivery Method Blended

How to Apply

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Places for this course are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend getting your application in as early as possible. All programmes are delivered subject to demand.

Applicants should also include a copy of their CV and professional registration with their application

If you have any questions about this course, please use the 'Enquire about this course' button at the bottom of this page.