Certificate in Contemporary Palliative Care Practice

Course Points
10
Course Duration
14 weeks (1 Semester)
Course Level
Level 8
Course Start Date
January 2019

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

Closing date for applications is Thursday 17th January 2019

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  

More course details here: http://courses.dkit.ie/index.cfm/page/module/moduleId/53695 

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 on-line delivery.

Students are required to attend DkIT from 9am to 4pm on the following days:

  • 22nd Jan 2019
  • 5th Feb
  • 12th Feb
  • 26th Feb
  • 12th March
  • 26th March
  • 9th April
  • 30th April
  • 7th May

The remainder of the programme is delivered on-line.

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_NCPCP_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 January 2019
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How to Apply

Documents to submit: Application form, up to date CV and professional registration

Students should then complete a lifelong learning application form (see download button below). You should submit an up-to-date CV and a scan of your NMBI registration/ or a copy of your registration with a recognised professional body

Lifelong Learning Centre, DkIT, Dublin Road, Dundalk Co. Louth

Download Application Form

Alternatively you can email a scan of the application form, CV and NMBI registration / or a copy of your registration with a recognised professional bodyto parttime@dkit.ie