The Melbourne University accredited postgraduate Specialist
Certificate in Palliative Care is the industry standard for health
professionals in all disciplines working with patients who are likely to
benefit from the palliative approach. Clinical settings of previous students
- Palliative Care
- Aged Care
- Community Care
- Acute Care – including ED and ICU
- General Practice
Feedback from previous students includes:
Thank you it’s been a great subject, probably the best presented and administered University subject I have attended.
The course explores the core concepts of palliative care including
practice standards, symptom management, communication skills, evidence-based
practice, non-cancer contexts, psychosocial issues, bereavement care, ethical
considerations and care and support for carers.
The Specialist Certificate may be used for credit into more
substantial postgraduate courses, such as Masters. Participants must complete
25 points of training at Masters level, delivered as two standard 12.5 point
subjects. All students must complete the Fundamentals of Palliative Care and
then choose an additional subject from:
- Adult Palliative Care
- Contemporary Approaches to
- Ethics in Clinical Practice
- Paediatric Palliative Care
- Psychosocial Aspects of Palliative
the 2019 Specialist
Certificate in Palliative Care brochure.
further information visit the University of Melbourne Website.
In 2019 the Specialist
Certificate in Palliative Care will be delivered at the Shepparton campus of
the University of Melbourne.
For more information
visit the University of Melbourne Website .
Each year, the student who achieves the overall highest academic
grade for the Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care is awarded the $1,000
Order of Malta Academic Prize. The Order of Malta in Australia is part of a
900-year-old organisation that has been a passionate advocate for palliative
care provision and for improving the quality of care provided to patients and
families confronted by life-limited illness.
The current award holder is Jane Furze (2018)
Click here to download a list
of past recipients.
2019 Course Dates - Melbourne Campus
Semester 1 & 2
Dates – Hume Campus
Semester 1 & 2
For course fees, queries about the Specialist or Graduate
Certificates in Palliative Care, or any of our other short courses,