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Flexible & Professional

Certificate in Contemporary Palliative Care Practice

17 September 2024
Blended
12 weeks (1 Semester)

DkIT Course ID

DK_NNCPC_8

Fees (EU)

€850

Course Capacity

16

Duration

12 weeks (1 Semester)

Work Placement

No

Credits

10

NFQ Level

8

Discipline Area

Nursing & Midwifery

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Study Mode

Part-Time

Now Enrolling For Autumn 2024 Intake: The closing date for applications is Tuesday 3rd September OR until all places are taken whichever comes first.

Course Overview

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.

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.

What makes this course different

Approved by NMBI

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

Course Delivery and Modules

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 4 days over the semester.

The proposed dates for programme delivery are as follows (please note this is subject to change) 

  • 17th September 2024
  • 24th September 2024
  • 1st October 2024
  • 15th October 2024
  • 5th November 2024
  • 19th November 2024
  • 3rd December 2024
  • 10th December 2024

Students are also required to undertake directed and independent study.

Fees and Funding

  

Fees

EU Fees

€850

Entry Requirements

  • 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. 

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.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the Certificate in Contemporary Palliative Care Practice please ask it below and we will get back to you.


Dr. Geraldine O’Connor

Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science

Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).