Palliative & End of Life Care - Mayo

ATU - Mayo Campus

Palliative & End of Life Care - Mayo

Students on the Masters programme undertake an applied research project. This programme also offers standalone modules; this gives students the opportunity to study a module of particular interest without undertaking the full programme.

Study Hours
Students can expect to allow for 6 hours of study per week. continuous assessment methods are utilised which may consist of presentations, assignments, debates, discussions & book reviews.

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
Effective Symptom Management in Life Limiting Conditions
Elective: Reflective Practice
Elective: End of Life Care for the Person with Dementia
Applied Research
Bereavement and Loss
Clinical Practice Placement (for nurses),
Elective: Creative Arts in Palliative Care

*Exit award available

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.


2 Years Part Time Blended

On-Campus Attendance
Attendance is required at the Mayo Campus for workshops over 1.5 days, 4 times in Semester 1 and 4 times in Semester 2. Year 2 is fully online research supervision

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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