Palliative & End of Life Care - Mayo

ATU - Mayo Campus

Palliative & End of Life Care - Mayo

This programme is tailored for students from a range of professional disciplines to develop competencies in palliative care and end of life care at a generalist level. This programme also offers standalone modules; this gives students the opportunity to study a module of particular interest without undertaking the full programme.

On-Campus Attendance
There are 4 on campus workshops in the semester which run over 1.5 days. Attendance is not mandatory but highly recommended.

Who should apply?
This is programme designed for professionals working in areas that cater for people in palliative and/or end of life care. This includes doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors, social workers, nurses, psychologists, managers and healthcare assistants.

Subjects taught

Principles of Palliative and End
of Life Care
Psychosocial, Ethical and
Spiritual Care
Elective: Effective Symptom Management in Life Limiting Conditions,
Elective: Reflective Practice
Elective: End of Life Care for the Person with Dementia

Entry requirements

Applicants require an Honours Degree (H2.2) in any health or social care discipline or recognised cognate professional qualification and a minimum of one year’s experience in delivering a palliative care approach within practice within the last two years.

Applicants must be employed for the duration of the course in an area where the principles of palliative care are operationalized. For full details on the Entry Requirements for this programme please see the course webpage.


1 Semester Part-Time

Study Hours
Students can expect to allow for 6-8 hours of study per week.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

  • Apply to

    Course provider