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Complexities of Supportive and End of Life Care


Courses

Please select the level of study you wish to apply for. Level M indicates that you wish to study at Masters level, and Levels 1-3 indicate that you wish to study at Degree (Undergraduate) level.

Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZTR6Y-20-3

Level

3

Fees

22-23 Non-Accredited 20 credits

£746.00

Unassessed

22-23 Accredited 20 credits

£998.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Select course date below to see all attendance days and to apply.
If no course dates are shown below this could be due to high demand or no availability. If your course is being funded by your employer and they have bought places in advance you will need to contact them to be given the links to apply.


Applications

University

Assessment

You will be required to demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and practice of end of life care with reference to a significant issue from your workplace, role and/or service by drawing on a range of sources of evidence and reflecting upon your experiences in practice. The 3,000 word written assignment will allow you to demonstrate achievement of the module learning outcomes.

Formative feedback will also be provided by facilitators throughout the course and during a dedicated assignment support session.

Careers/further study

The level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Masters Apprenticeship - Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Professional Development Award.

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Masters Apprenticeship - Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Professional Development Award.

Content

The syllabus will cover:

  • Contextual issues to include societal attitudes to death, dying and end of life care.
  • Policy directives and government guidance
  • Holistic assessment and personalised care and management of pain and common symptoms.
  • Holistic and personalised assessment of emotional, social and spiritual needs of individuals and their families and carers to include the impact of life limiting and life-threatening illness, responding to loss and change including grief and bereavement, issues related body image, sexuality and spiritual and religious needs.
  • The challenges and benefits of communication to include the skills to support open and honest communication, responding to emotional distress and sharing significant news.
  • Ethical and professional Issues to include the application of ethical principles and decision-making in supportive end of life care.
  • Working with diversity and difference, and multi-professional working in health and social care.

Course Director

Kathy Rogers

Introduction

The Complexities of Supportive and End of Life care module, level 3 (UZTR6Y203) or Masters level (UZTSAE20M), is designed to provide you with detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of supportive and end of life care, and how societal attitudes to death and dying may impact on the provision of that care. It also seeks to equip you with an awareness of a wide variety of issues within the context of end of life care.

On successful completion of the level 3 or Masters level module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge about socio-political attitudes to death and dying and recognise potential impact on the provision of care.
  • Critically evaluate the aims and principles of supportive and end of life care and how they underpin working with dying people and their carers.
  • Critically evaluate the impact of loss and change for individuals with life threatening illness and their families and carers.
  • Synthesise a range of evidence relating to therapeutic interventions for the complex biopsychosocial needs of individuals experiencing life threatening illness.
  • Explore the ethical and legal issues that inform complex decision-making.
  • Critically appraise communication skills and support mechanisms required to respond effectively to the needs of dying people their families and carers.
  • Critically appraise the role of multi-professional working in relation to the care of dying people, their families and carers.

Learning and Teaching

The level 3 or Masters level module will use a variety of approaches, which may include classroom-based sessions, facilitated discussions, experiential learning, video analysis and tutorial.

Theoretical learning will be facilitated through face-to-face study days which sit alongside a final assessment in the form of a 3,000 word essay designed to get you to critically reflect on a significant issue you have encountered in practice.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

Level 3 and Masters level module


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Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZTSAE-20-M

Level

M

Fees

22-23 Non-Accredited 20 credits

£746.00

Unassessed

22-23 Accredited 20 credits

£998.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Select course date below to see all attendance days and to apply.
If no course dates are shown below this could be due to high demand or no availability. If your course is being funded by your employer and they have bought places in advance you will need to contact them to be given the links to apply.


Applications

University

Assessment

You will be required to demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and practice of end of life care with reference to a significant issue from your workplace, role and/or service by drawing on a range of sources of evidence and reflecting upon your experiences in practice. The 3,000 word written assignment will allow you to demonstrate achievement of the module learning outcomes.

Formative feedback will also be provided by facilitators throughout the course and during a dedicated assignment support session.

Careers/further study

The level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Masters Apprenticeship - Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Professional Development Award.

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Masters Apprenticeship - Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Professional Development Award.

Content

The syllabus will cover:

  • Contextual issues to include societal attitudes to death, dying and end of life care.
  • Policy directives and government guidance
  • Holistic assessment and personalised care and management of pain and common symptoms.
  • Holistic and personalised assessment of emotional, social and spiritual needs of individuals and their families and carers to include the impact of life limiting and life-threatening illness, responding to loss and change including grief and bereavement, issues related body image, sexuality and spiritual and religious needs.
  • The challenges and benefits of communication to include the skills to support open and honest communication, responding to emotional distress and sharing significant news.
  • Ethical and professional Issues to include the application of ethical principles and decision-making in supportive end of life care.
  • Working with diversity and difference, and multi-professional working in health and social care.

Course Director

Kathy Rogers

Introduction

The Complexities of Supportive and End of Life care module, level 3 (UZTR6Y203) or Masters level (UZTSAE20M), is designed to provide you with detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of supportive and end of life care, and how societal attitudes to death and dying may impact on the provision of that care. It also seeks to equip you with an awareness of a wide variety of issues within the context of end of life care.

On successful completion of the level 3 or Masters level module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge about socio-political attitudes to death and dying and recognise potential impact on the provision of care.
  • Critically evaluate the aims and principles of supportive and end of life care and how they underpin working with dying people and their carers.
  • Critically evaluate the impact of loss and change for individuals with life threatening illness and their families and carers.
  • Synthesise a range of evidence relating to therapeutic interventions for the complex biopsychosocial needs of individuals experiencing life threatening illness.
  • Explore the ethical and legal issues that inform complex decision-making.
  • Critically appraise communication skills and support mechanisms required to respond effectively to the needs of dying people their families and carers.
  • Critically appraise the role of multi-professional working in relation to the care of dying people, their families and carers.

Learning and Teaching

The level 3 or Masters level module will use a variety of approaches, which may include classroom-based sessions, facilitated discussions, experiential learning, video analysis and tutorial.

Theoretical learning will be facilitated through face-to-face study days which sit alongside a final assessment in the form of a 3,000 word essay designed to get you to critically reflect on a significant issue you have encountered in practice.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

Level 3 and Masters level module


Click here to ask us a question about this course. Please include your full name with your question. If required, please let us know if you want us to add you to the future dates mailing list. Alternatively you may email us directly at has.cpd@uwe.ac.uk


Enquire

To view all CPD courses offered by UWE Bristol, please select (click on) the box below

View courses