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Palliative and End of Life Care

Level 6 (20 credits) and Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

Start Date(s): February


One semester (starting in January/February)

Level 6 module (20 credits) and Level 7 (30 credits)

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Develop and enhance your knowledge of palliative and end of life care
  • Through reflection on practice, develop your skills to deliver palliative and end of life care in varying situations
  • Create a PDP which focuses on the development needs to enhance your role as an effective Palliative and End of Life Care Practitioner
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

The module is designed to help you to understand the concepts of palliative and end of life care across all fields of practice and disease boundaries as well looking at this area from a broad perspective whilst trying to provide an innovative approach to teaching and learning.   

Module learning outcomes:

  • Explore the philosophical and organisational development of palliative and end of life care (EoLC)  
  • Appraise the contribution  of different disciplines, organisations and agencies and how effective collaborative working can enhance end of life care.  
  • Demonstrate awareness of and skill in therapeutic communication around the end of life.  
  • Display an understanding of psychosocial and spiritual health and how the concept of loss impacts on an individuals wellbeing.  
  • Evaluate the legal, ethical and clinical issues influencing care at the end of life.  
  • Demonstrate understanding of the core elements of holistic assessment and symptom management in relation to end of life care.  
How to apply

Please complete a university application form as well as the application form on the Health and Education Cooperative website.

Entry Requirements

For Level 7 study: applicants will need a completed BSc (Hons) degree or evidence of Level 6 study alongside relevant experience.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Suitable For

Qualified health and social care professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge around Palliative and End of Life Care.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,260 per 30 credit module

Applying for post qualifying Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.


This module aims to help you improve your skills and knowledge surrounding Palliative and End of Life Care. It is expected and encouraged that that you are an active participant in the learning process. You will be asked to reflect on your own practice and through critical analysis use theoretical frameworks to bring about change in the way deliver Palliative and End of Life Care.

You will develop learning agreements for each topic and will be expected to share your reflections with the peer group. This work will contribute to the development of your final written assignment.


One written work related assignment: 4,000 words.


This module can be taken as single module for the purposes of continuing professional development and career progression. On completion, you will have enhanced skills in the delivery of palliative and end of life care that you will be able to apply to your workplace in order to manage challenging clinical situations more effectively.

Links with Industry

The course has links with numerous specialist and generalist providers of palliative and end of life care across the North West.

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