This programme provides for those who wish to develop competence in caring for persons and their families requiring palliative and end of life care. The suite of modules are designed for all professionals who are working in areas that cater for persons with palliative and/or end of life care needs.
Who can apply?
Applications are welcome from all professionals such as; doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, health care assistants, receptionists, therapists, psychologists, social workers, managers and support staff. Applicants do not have to work in a specialist palliative care area to apply.
Programme Content and Design
The programme is designed around four key themes:
1.Towards improved interdisciplinary professional understandings, principles and innovations in palliative and end of life care.
2. Improving person centred care within the context of palliative and end of life care.
3. Developing a systematic approach to enhancing the comfort and quality of palliative and end of life care.
4. Developing professional and ethical practice in the context of palliative and end of life care.
A key feature of the programme is the strong focus on 'real practice' for the purposes of skill development, assessment and confidence building. This will enhance understanding of the palliative care focus and approach to person care.
Lectures consist of discussion groups, presentations, debates. Guest lectures from practice experts is a key feature of this programme.
Much of this programme is completed on line. Lecture notes and
reading material are provided. Blogs and discussion groups occur
online which is very flexible for adult learners.
How often do I have to attend college for lectures?
This programme is specifically designed for busy professionals who cannot commit to weekly college attendance. Instead you attend college on four residential weekends in semester one and semester two only. This involves lectures all day on Friday and until 1pm on Saturday in GMIT Mayo. B&B for the residential weekend is provided.
• Certificate in Science (Cert) in Palliative and End of Life Care
• Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PgDip) in Palliative and End of Life Care
• Master of Science (MSc) in Palliative and End of Life Care.