Care management at the end of life, NU3194 Short Course

Care management at the end of life, NU3194  Short Course

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

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

5 full days study over 6 weeks, supported by e-learning, 20 credits at level 6


School of Sport and Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Next cohort: February 2020

Entry Requirements:

Students must have health or social care experience of caring for people in the context of end of life care.

Course Content

Course Outline:
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.

Academic Expertise

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.

Graduate Careers

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)

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

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.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

For further information

Module information:Alice Thompson, Senior Lecturer, 01772 893640

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

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