Certificate in Contemporary Palliative Care Practice

Course Points
10
Course Duration
14 weeks (1 Semester)
Course Level
Level 8
Course Start Date
21st January 2020

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

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 Monday 14th January 2020 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

More information about the course outcomes, content and assessment

The course takes place over one semester (14 weeks) with a combination of in-class and online delivery. 

Students are required to attend for face to face classes on the following days, the remainder of the programme is delivered online:

  • Tuesday 21st January 2020
  • Tuesday 4th February 2020
  • Tuesday 18th February 2020
  • Tuesday 3rd March 2020 
  • Tuesday 10th March 2020
  • Tuesday 24th March 2020
  • Tuesday 21st April 2020
  • Tuesday 28th April 2020

 

You must:

  • 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.

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
Level 8
Duration 14 weeks (1 Semester)
Credits 10
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €700
Starting Date 21st January 2020
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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.

 

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