Master of Palliative Care

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

The Master of Palliative Care aims to provide the opportunity for individuals from any professional background who are working in palliative care or a related area to deepen and extend their knowledge base in palliative and supported care within a global context and to address particular needs within their practice and employment. It also aims to provide the opportunity for students to develop as researchers who are able to communicate research evidence to professional communities.

Designed for

Professionals who are working in the area of palliative and supportive care


This is a 54 unit program. Students complete four core (compulsory) topics, a research project and four option topics chosen from a range of option topics available. These topics aim to provide students the opportunity to critically appraise palliative care theory, research, ethics and the professional literature, further extending the students' knowledge and skills in this area and develop and complete a piece of independent intellectual work which adds to the existing body of knowledge in the area of palliative care.


  • Palliative care, Communication.

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification
  • Or hold the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care, or the Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care or the Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care in Aged Care from Flinders University or equivalent qualification. Applicants must also have a minimum of two years' full-time equivalent clinical involvement in palliative care and/or supporting patients and families with a life-limiting illness.

Study pathways

Articulates with Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care; Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care; Graduate Diploma Palliative Care in Aged Care; Master of Palliative Care in Aged Care.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Online Domestic: $33,801
International: $45,750
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