Developing Palliative Care Practice (HI4016)

Developing Palliative Care Practice (HI4016)

This is an exciting, contemporary, multi-professional module which aims to -

  • Enhance the practitioner’s knowledge and skills that relate to providing holistic and individualised care for clients and their families with palliative care needs
  • Develop and evidence the practitioner’s application of their enhanced knowledge and skills in the improvement of service delivery for this client group

Entry and Admissions



STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: 12 Days study

SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: September

Entry Requirements:

Evidence of level 6 study

Course Content

The module team have extensive clinical background in the field of palliative care.  They are committed to providing an innovative learning environment; drawing on evidence, harnessing technology, involving service users and embracing expertise from local networks.

This course will help you build on existing knowledge and skills, constructing new ideas in order to challenge practice and identify areas for potential improvement.  The module can be studied as ‘stand-alone’ or can be used as 40 credits towards a Masters programme.

This is a practice focussed module which aims to develop your knowledge and skills in the field of palliative care.  It will be relevant for those working across a range of settings, caring for children, young people and/or adults.  Content of the module includes; evidence based holistic care, therapeutic relationships and communication skills, care management within a multi-disciplinary team, addressing inequalities, development and enhancement of services, care of self and CPD.

The module uses a blended approach; there will be a mix of face to face, online, independent and practice based learning activities.  You will have allocated time to attend relevant clinical areas (student led) which you will use as a basis for reflective practice.

Assessment occurs throughout the module.  At the end you will have produced an electronic portfolio of evidence, demonstrating your learning journey and achievement of the module outcomes.

This is an opportunity to share best practice amongst the group, contributing to a rich learning environment with a shared vision of striving for excellence.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Contact  or 01772 893836/39

For any further information please contact:

The health CPD admin team:
Alice Thompson, Module leader:

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839