Single Module Level 7

Palliative and End of Life Care (Level 7, 30 credits)

School of Health and Society




One semester

Next enrolment

January 2025


In a nutshell

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.  


You will:

  • 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 practitioner
  • reflect on your own Palliative and End of Life Care practice
Course details

All about the course

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.  

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

This module aims to help you improve your skills and knowledge surrounding Palliative and End of Life Care. It is expected and encouraged 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 you 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.

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Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

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.

Career Links

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


What you need to know

This module is for qualified health and social care professionals interested in improving their skills and knowledge around Palliative and End of Life Care.

    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

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

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

    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).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £1,470 per 30 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    January 2025