Improving Clinical Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care

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Consider the many components that contribute to the delivery of quality care. Critically evaluate your own practice when caring for patients. Explore the legal and ethical issues in palliative and end of life care.

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This course considers the many components that contribute to the delivery of quality care. The module will focus on the patient journey, patient choice and preferred place of care. The importance of the multidisciplinary team in high-quality care delivery will be a key component of the module. The module will support the practitioner to critically evaluate their practice when caring for patients will palliative and end of life care needs and carers. The experience of the palliative care patient will be explored in addition to the emotional and informational needs of the patient and their family. 

This course is aimed at registered health care professionals working in clinical areas with patients receiving care for advanced disease in palliative or end of life care. This is a multi-professional course which is relevant to both primary and secondary care.

Why us?

  • This course will take place in the Sciences Complex which contains the Living Lab, an integrated facility, supported with IT connectivity that enables a range of patient journeys and scenarios to be modelled

Course structure

This course is delivered in conjunction with St Benedict's hospice and consists of full day sessions once a week over a 10 week period. We take a blended learning approach with face to face sessions delivered on campus.

Topics covered include:

  • Consultation skills
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Undertaking ECGs
  • Immunisations and Vaccinations
  • Physiological measurements, (blood glucose monitoring, warfarin etc.)
  • Venepuncture
  • Our Clinical Skills Suite is equipped with a range of clinical equipment for training health professionals. The cutting-edge equipment is backed up with excellent IT facilities and helpful IT support staff.

    Clinical Skills Suite
  • We’ve got thousands of relevant books and e-books, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to- date academic and industry articles. There are nearly 9,000 journal titles, mostly in electronic format.

    Library Services - general
  • Map and directions


This course is based in the Sciences Complex at our City Campus, which boasts excellent facilities and cutting-edge equipment thanks to multi-million-pound investments.

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to be health care professionals.

Please contact the CaPE team for information on start dates:

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £700, but you may be eligible for HEENE funding.

This information was correct at the time of publication.

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