Certificate in Contemporary Palliative Care Practice
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
Places for this course are offered on a first come, first served basis so we recommend getting your application in as early as possible. Applications are normally reviewed within a week of submission.
The final closing date for applications is Friday 30th August 2019 or until places are full.
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
The course takes place over one semester (14 weeks) with a combination of in-class and online delivery. Students must attend college on the following days, the remainder of the programme is delivered online
- September 17th 2019
- October 1st 2019
- October 8th 2019
- October 22nd 2019
- November 5th 2019
- November 19th 2019
- December 3rd 2019
- December 17th 2019
- Nurses/Midwives registered with NMBI or eqiuvalent
- 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
- Basic IT skills essential
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.
|Duration||14 weeks (1 Semester)|
|School||School of Health & Science|
|Department||Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
|Starting Date||Tuesday 17th September 2019|
How to Apply
All programmes are delivered subject to demand.
Interested applicants MUST first discuss the matter with their Clinical Manager and the Practice Development Co-ordinator within their area of employment.
Students should then apply online using the APPLY NOW button below. Please ensure to upload an up-to-date CV and a scan of your NMBI / Professional registration with your application.