an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to enhance palliative care for
patients with a life limiting condition and their carers and to develop
strategies for symptom control
content (not exhaustive): symptom control of cancer and non-malignant diseases;
epidemiological approaches; tools of assessment; pharmacology; complementary
therapy; multidisciplinary working.
This module is delivered by St Luke’s Hospice in partnership with the University of Plymouth.
Level 6 – bachelors degree
St Luke's Hospice, Plymouth
At the end of the module you will be able to:
- Assess health and health related and holistic
nursing/therapeutic needs of patient or clients, their families and other
carers by initiating and critically evaluating the appropriate steps for
effective specialist palliative care for individuals and groups
- Support and empower patients/clients, their
families and other carers to influence and participate in decisions concerning
their care by providing information on a range of specialist palliative care
- Critically evaluate the medical and
non-medical management of symptoms in palliative care to promote quality of
- Critically analyse multidisciplinary
therapeutic strategies designed to promote and improve health and prevent
disease in individuals and groups by identifying and selecting from a range of
health and social agencies that will assist and improve care.
The dates for the next delivery are 9, 19 and 30 October, 8, 13 and 20 November; and tutorials 29 November 2018.
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 programme can this module count towards?
This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways (such as our BSc (Hons) Professional Development in End of Life Care) - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.
To be eligible for the module you must:
- be a registered health and social care professional working
in clinical practice
- you must have previously studied at level 5 (i.e. foundation
degree or equivalent).
Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit (PDU). Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.
Fees and funding
This module is commissioned by Health Education England and you may be eligible for funding through your employing trust. To apply please contact your organisation’s education coordinator who will guide you through the application process.
If you are self-funding, please contact the relevant organisation who will be able to confirm the fee for the module. The organisation contact details are outlined below in the ‘further information’ section.
For further information regarding this module, please contact:
Professional Development Unit
Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom
Prospective student enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +44 (0)1752 586951
Current student enquiries: email@example.com
Phone: +44 (0)1752 586958
You can also contact the relevant organisation for further information:
Education Administration Team
St Luke's Hospice, Plymouth
Tel: +44 (0)1752 964250
Elizabeth Lawley firstname.lastname@example.org