Postgraduate Certificate Palliative Care (Distance Learning)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care looks at the development of effective palliative and end-of-life care, which is a major priority for health providers both nationally and internationally.

This palliative care nursing course addresses the complex challenges end-of-life care creates for societies and health professionals, including a range of ethical, social, professional and cultural issues that need careful analysis. This is an online nursing course, designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills you require to promote, lead and drive high quality care for the palliative patient and their families in their care setting. Your studies will centre on current philosophies that underpin palliative care, bringing together a range of clinical and academic experts from this field.

What you will study


Therapeutic Management of Life Limiting Illness in Palliative Care: Assessment and management of complex symptoms

The assessment and management of complex symptoms including pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, depression, fatigue and agitation will be explored and appropriate interventions critically discussed. Consideration through the module will be given to psychosocial issues, such as, anxiety and depression within patients who have a life limiting illness and the communication strategies used in relation to managing difficult symptoms.

Nature and Scope of Palliative Care: Specific...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


  • Part Time 2 - 5 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Part Time 2 - 5 Years Start Date: Sep 2018