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Code
WD334
Delivery
Blended
Level
9
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
12 weeks
Credits
10 ECTS
Next Intake
January 2022
Application Status
Open
Applications Closing
10 Dec 21
Fees
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This unique programme is designed for Nurses, Allied Healthcare Professionals and Social Care Professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills at an intermediate level of palliative care.

The advantages of learning in this multi-professional context will enable the student to explore their learning alongside other professions. Learners will be challenged to advance their knowledge with a focus on holistic palliative care within a multi-disciplinary setting, and learners will understand the need for and apply the principles of self-care within their clinical practice. This programme is also unique in that learners will have the opportunity to identify personal learning goals that will address their own learning needs. This programme will empower the learner to care for patients and families who may have complex palliative care needs.

Who is this course suited to?

This programme is suited to healthcare professionals who wish to develop their skills and practice in generalist palliative care, enabling them to work with patients who have complex palliative care needs.

Career opportunity

This programme will provide learners with the required skills and knowledge to function at an intermediate level of specialisation within the Palliative Care Framework. It is envisaged that this programme will enable participants to undertake further postgraduate studies to develop their career in specialist palliative care roles.

Programme delivery

This programme is delivered part-time over one semester, using a blended learning approach, and it is structured to support the learner and facilitate those who are in full time employment. The online lectures and activities are delivered using the online platform Moodle, providing flexibility in learning. Participants will attend two face-to-face interactive workshops delivered at the end of the semester. The programme is facilitated by a team of lecturers who have clinical and academic palliative care expertise at a senior level.

 WIT Cert in Palliative Care for Healthcare Professionals

  • Holistic palliative care within a multi-professional context
  • Symptom management
  • Professional, legal and ethical issues
  • Communication
  • Self-care practices
  • Contemporary bereavement practice
  • Identifying the learners individualised learning needs relevant to their own discipline.

Level 8 BSc or equivalent in an appropriate discipline and registered or eligible to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or the Health and Social Care professional registration authority CORU.

Where English is not the student’s first language, proof of English language competency as per WIT regulations will have to be provided.

WIT RPL regulations will apply where applicants do not possess a formal level 8 qualification. A completed application form must be signed by the learner and endorsed by their line manager. 

Career opportunity

This programme will provide learners with the required skills and knowledge to function at an intermediate level of specialisation within the Palliative Care Framework. It is envisaged that this programme will enable participants to undertake further postgraduate studies to develop their career in specialist palliative care roles.

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Course Leaders
Patricia Hunt
Dr. Patricia Hunt
Lecturer in Nursing
Tel: 51 834220 [email protected]
Geraldine Purcell
Geraldine Purcell
Lecturer in Nursing
Tel: Phone 051 302695 [email protected]
Claire O’Gorman
Dr. Claire O’Gorman
PhD, PGDip, BSc, Dip, RGN - Lecturer
Tel: 051-305637 [email protected]

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