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Introduction to Palliative and End of Life Care - 20 credits - Module

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As an optional module on the Professional Practice programme, this module aligns with the Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. It is recommended for anyone working with patients at end of life or with specific Palliative care needs as it will help to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills required to work effectively within this challenging arena.

  • Level CPD
  • Study mode Short Course
  • Location City South
  • Award Module
  • Start date January 2024
  • School School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Overview

As an optional module on the Professional Practice programme, this module aligns with the Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. It is recommended for anyone working with patients at end of life or with specific Palliative care needs as it will help to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills required to work effectively within this challenging arena.

This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

This 20 credit module which can be studied at level 6 or level 7 uses a blended learning approach to accommodate different people’s learning styles, with use of both classroom and online activities, and visiting speakers with vast amounts of knowledge and experience in this practice area. This module is mainly based at City South Campus with state of the art facilities to enhance your learning experience. 

Why Choose Us?

  • Patient and people focused courses, substantially linking theory to practice
  • Excellence in delivering high quality standards of flexible and bespoke academic provision for post qualifying practitioners
  • 2017 Winners of the Student Nursing Times awards – Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Post-registration) 
  • Links with healthcare providers
  • State of the art facilities

Studying with us during the Covid-19 pandemic

The University has put in place measures in response to Covid-19 to allow us to safely deliver our courses. Should the impact of the pandemic continue in future years, any additional or alternative arrangements put in place by the University will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

Fees & How to Apply

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  • UK Student
  • International Student

UK students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2024

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 6 weeks
  • TBC

International students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2024

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 6 weeks
  • TBC

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

How to apply

Applications for this course will open later in 2023, if you have any queries please contact the module leader: Kara.Fereday@bcu.ac.uk Dates are subject to change. 

Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the module you are enrolling onto. 

Course in Depth

Level 6

Level 7

Course structure

This module covers holistic management of patients with complex needs along with the main theories of grief and loss. This is through face to face sessions with expert speakers, and through online activities and discussion forums.

International

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Facilities & Staff

 

Our Facilities

Our School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at our City South campus in leafy Edgbaston.

We’ve spent £41million expanding our facilities at City South. These facilities offer hands-on practical experience, replicating the spaces you will come across in professional practice.

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that you learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. Alongside physical spaces such as a mock operating theatre and wards, we also make use of online and virtual technology, such as our virtual ward and virtual case creator.

See more of our skills facilities at City South

Centre for Skills and Simulation

The Centre for Skills and Simulation offers a range of different spaces which replicate situations that you will encounter in practice. These include hospital wards, an operating theatre and a home environment room.

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. The hospital wards can be adapted from low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

The home environment room is the perfect space for teaching communications skills and allows us to simulate a community setting for our students. It is particularly useful for mental health nurses, learning disability nurses and midwives.

Simulation Manikins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and simulation babies (SIM babies) which are anatomically correct manikins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills. The manikins contain software which replicates real symptoms, and can manipulate indicators such as blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM man can even ‘talk’ to the students as they are treating him, to add another dimension to learning.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building has two open-access IT Suites which offer PCs, printers, photocopiers and scanners. There is also an IT Helpdesk for quick and easy help with your computing or internet issues.

Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

In addition to desktop PCs, we also offer a laptop loan facility, allowing students to borrow a laptop for up to six hours while on campus.

Our staff

Kara Fereday

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Kara is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and lectures predominantly on the Nursing Practice 2 module on the Adult Nursing programme.

More about Kara

Enquiries

Module Leader

If you have any queries about this course please contact the Module Leader, Kara Fereday on:

Professional Navigators

Our Professional Navigator, Nicola Clarke, are also on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Nicola on +44 (0)121 331 6162.