The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care, extends the scope of the Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care by exploring core concepts, including pain and symptom management, the interface between aged care and palliative care, communication skills, evidence based practice, non-malignant illnesses, and many more.
Participants must complete 50 points of training at Masters level, delivered as four standard 12.5 point subjects, which each require four days of face-to-face teaching.
All students must complete the Fundamentals of Palliative Care before choosing three additional subjects from Adult Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Care, Contemporary Approaches to Bereavement, or Psychosocial Aspects of Palliative Care.
Download the brochure 2018 Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care.
2019 Course Dates - Melbourne Campus
Semester 1 & 2
Evidence-based Palliative Care - Online Module
Compulsory for both the Specialist and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care. All students are required to complete the online module with the first subject in which they enrol.
NURS90046 Fundamentals of Palliative Care
Palliative Care: The Essentials
7 & 8 February 2019
Therapeutic Communication Skills in Palliative Care*
18 & 19 March 2019
*Please note that attendance at the communications workshops is compulsory for all students.
NURS90073 Contemporary Approaches to Bereavement
Historical & Theoretical Perspectives on Bereavement
21 February 2019
22 February 2019
16 May 2019
Self-Care and Ethical Issues in Bereavement Care
17 May 2019
NURS90047 Adult Palliative Care
Pain Assessment & Management in Palliative Care
18 July 2019
Symptom Management in Adult Palliative Care
19 July 2019
Palliative Care in a Non-Malignant Context
2 September 2019
Family Centred Palliative Care and Cultural Issues
3 September 2019
NURS90118 Ethics in Clinical Practice
Clinical Ethics - the Basics
8 August 2019
9 August 2019
12 August 2019
Incorparating Ethics into Your Daily Practice
13 August 2019
NURS90074 Psychosocial Aspects of Palliative Care
Identification and Assessment of Distress
15 August 2019
Management of Distress
16 August 2019
Management of Imminent Death and Complex Cases
19 August 2019
Special and At Risk Populations, Working with Other Professionals
20 August 2019
For course fees, queries about the Specialist or Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care, or any of our other short courses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org