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  • Promote critical evaluation of key concepts in palliative and end of life care, and their application in practice.
  • Promote a deep understanding and critical application of therapeutic approaches to improve the experiences of people who require palliative and/or end of life care.
  • Develop well-informed health and social care professionals who can positively influence the experience of people with life limiting illness through evidence-based practice.

Target Audience

This module is for health and social care professionals who work with people with a life limiting illness in hospital or community settings. 

Date and Duration


27 April 2021 – 3 August 2021


6.5 days remote contact over 15 weeks (Tuesdays) plus 75 hours clinical practice

Timetable of contact days relating to taught sessions and assessment


  • Concept and evolution of palliative care
  • Context of contemporary palliative care
  • Psychosocial impact of a life limiting illness
  • Symptom management
  • Ethico-legal issues e.g. decision making, legislation
  • Communication strategies
  • Multi-professional team-working in palliative care

20 credits – academic level 7



Remote online teaching via The Clinical Education Department


The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Clatterbridge Road
Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside CH63 4JY
United Kingdom

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