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Summary

This module will develop the capacity to critically engage with complex symptom management and to apply this knowledge and skills to the development of advanced symptom control from a pharmacological and non-pharmacological perspective. lt emphasises the palliation of pain and other symptoms and the application of an evidence based holistic person centred approach. The module Incorporates a variety of teaching approaches.

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About this course

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About

This module has been designed to enable health and social care professionals to care for patients with advanced, life limiting progressive disease and those who matter to them, both in the community and inpatient settings. The module has been designed to enable practitioners to develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to understand and meet the complex symptom management needs of this group of patient's. The content is complementary to that contained in the module The Principles of Palliative and End of Life Care. Emphasis will be placed on critical analysis and reflective thinking, focusing on care and management of challenging complex symptoms throughout the illness trajectory and into the last days of life.

This module is available as a standalone module / credit bearing module.

Linked programmes

PgDip/MSc Palliative Care,

Assessment

100% Coursework

Attendance

Module runs over a 12 week period in total. All students are expected to attend all classes associated with the programme and be punctual and regular in attendance (where applicable). Attendance will be monitored at the University and Employers are informed of all absences.

Entry requirements

  • Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as set out in the prospectus or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements
  • Hold a degree in Nursing or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).
  • Hold current registration with the NMC and have completed a period of experience as a registered nurse to have consolidated pre-registration outcomes.
  • English language requirements for international applicants. Please contact module co-ordinator.

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017
How to apply

Apply

How to apply

SELF FUNDED PLACES
Interested self-funded candidates should make a direct application using the University's online application system which can be accessed via the University homepage or by using the following link: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline.

COMMISSIONED PLACES
Anyone who will be receiving a Commissioned place from the Department of Health (DoH) in Northern Ireland) via their HSC Trust should contact the Practice Education Team in their Health and Social Care Trust in order to obtain a Commissioned Application Form. The HSCT will manage your application. Please DO NOT apply directly via the University online application system.

Start dates

  • 25 September 2017

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£882.00

Fees information

Fees are correct at the time of publishing.

www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/2017-18/

Contact

CONTACT MODULE CO-ORDINATOR:

Dr Wendy Cousins

E: w.cousins1@ulster.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6185

CONTACT FACULTY OFFICE:

E: facljn@ulster.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6098