Enhancing practice in paediatric palliative care (degree and masters level)

Key features

Do you want to enhance your practice in the delivery of palliative care to children, young people and their families? Our 20 credit module can be taken at degree or masters level and is suitable for all health and social care professionals who work in paediatric palliative care.

You will build on your existing knowledge and experience to develop a critical and reflective approach to the care of a child or young person on a palliative care pathway. You will also explore the role of the inter-professional team alongside all aspects of paediatric palliative care.

You will study topics such as philosophy and principles of paediatric palliative care; communication; legal, ethical and professional issues; symptom management; end of life care and bereavement support.

Module code

HEAD379 / APP739

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Level 7 - masters degree

Location

Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth

HEAD379 course details (degree level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critically evaluate the delivery of paediatric palliative care in your area of practice with a focus on ethical dilemmas, inter-professional working and local and national policies.
  • critically analyse the evidence base in relation to your area of practice with particular focus on a specific element of your choosing.
  • demonstrate confidence and flexibility in recognising and managing complex symptoms encountered in your area of work.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1.   a poster presentation

2.   an essay.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

APP739 course details (masters level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a deep and systematic understanding when critically evaluating the management of paediatric palliative care in your area of practice with a focus on ethical dilemmas, inter-professional working and local and national policies.
  • critically evaluate current evidenced-based research demonstrating the ability to analyse and synthesise complex, incomplete or contradictory evidence in relation to your area of practice with particular focus on a specific element of your choosing.
  • demonstrate confidence and flexibility in recognising and managing complex issues encountered in your area of work.
  • demonstrate confidence, initiative and collaboration in managing the implementation of treatment plans for children and young people requiring the management of distressing symptoms or end of life care.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1.   a poster presentation

2.   an essay.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Module dates

This module is likely to run in spring 2018 - dates to be confirmed.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

What programmes can these modules count towards?

The degree-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways.

The masters-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways.

For further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.  

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on these modules you must be:

  • a registered health and social care practitioner or health and social care worker working in an area of clinical practice that will allow you to meet the module learning outcomes.
  • in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree to study the module at degree level.
  • in possession of previous study at degree level to study the module at masters level.

Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2017/18 academic year

Please see our professional development module fees page.

Funding

Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. To apply please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.