Certificate in Contemporary Palliative Care Practice
One great reason to consider this course
- This programme is approved by the NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland).
This 12-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
The days the programme is delivered in available below under course delivery.
Closing date for applicants is 8th September or until all places are taken whichever occurs first.
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
Link to module: https://courses.dkit.ie/index.cfm/page/module/moduleId/55356
The programme is delivered over one semester, via live online lectures from 09.00hrs to 16.30 hrs
In addition students are required to attend the DkIT campus from 09.00hrs to 16.30 hrs for 3 days over the semester.
Tuesday Sept 19th Live online
Tuesday Sept 26th Face to face in DkIT
Tuesday Oct 3rd Face to face in DkIT
Tuesday Oct 17th Live Online
Tuesday Nov 7th face to face in DkIT
Tuesday Nov 21st Live online
Tuesday Nov 28th Live Online
Tuesday Dec 12th Live Online
Students are also required to undertake directed and independent study.
Please note this timetable is subject to change.
- 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
Ailish McArdle (Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years)
Phone: +353 42 9370200 Ext 2708
|Course Type||Flexible & Professional|
|Duration||12 weeks (1 Semester)|
|Starting Date||Tuesday 19th September 2023|
|School||School of Health & Science|
|Department||Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
How To Apply
Apply Directly to DkIT
Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.