This module focusses on current frameworks, policy documents and evidence which underpin care of people in the last year of life. You will have the opportunity to explore your own area of health or social care practice, benchmarking care against these standards. Through study on this module you will be encouraged to explore the social, professional, legal and ethical aspects of end of life care, challenging how these impact on the needs of your client group. There will be an emphasis on shared learning supported by up to date, evidence based resources.
Entry and Admissions
Short Course / CPD
5 full days study over 6 weeks, supported by e-learning, 20 credits at level 6
School of Health Sciences
No Partner College
Next cohort: February 2020
Students must have health or social care experience of caring for people in the context of end of life care.
This module is facilitated by a team of individuals with a wealth of relevant clinical and academic experience in this field. You will also have access to guest speakers with specialist knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced in contemporary end of life care.
The module includes such themes as –
- The sociology of death and dying
- The reality of achieving ‘a good death’
- Transitions in care for young people
- Care of the family and carers
- Current frameworks, models and tools
- Empowerment and shared decision making
- Inter-professional working
Learning Environment & Assessment:
A case study demonstrating the application of best practice guidance to a person’s care.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.
Learning outcome & aims
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to –
- Critically examine the theory and policy that informs current understandings of end of life care
- Evaluate health care provision in the management of end of life care
- Critically evaluate current end of life care frameworks
Industry links & professional accreditation
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.
Work experience and international opportunities
At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.
The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.
“A very enjoyable, informative module… plenty of potential service improvements identified” (2016/17 student)
“One of the best modules I have studied on my degree pathway” (2016/17 student)
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Fees & Funding
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.