Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care

The University of Melbourne

This program aims to be the industry standard for working in specialist palliative care and is delivered by experts in their fields, drawn from multiple institutions around Victoria. The course explores the core concepts related to palliative care, including symptom management, communication skills, and evidence based practice, non-malignant palliative illnesses, psychosocial issues, the role of the family caregiver and approaches to bereavement.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,040
International: $12,040

Entry Requirements:

Undergraduate degree or equivalent in medicine, nursing, an allied health profession, science or social science plus 1 year's work experience in a medical, scientific or allied health environment

Structure:

The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care comprises 50 points of training at Master level, delivered as 4 standard 12.5 point subjects requiring 4-5 days of face to face teaching each. There are 1 core subjects; Fundamentals of Palliative Care and 4 elective subjects (choose 2 subjects); Critical Inquiry in Adult Palliative Care; Paediatric Palliative Care; Contemporary Approaches to Bereavement and Psychosocial Aspects in Palliative Care

Subjects you can Study:

Palliative care

Who for:

Health professionals (all disciplines) who are required to provide palliative care in their work setting

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes 2 years
Parkville No info Yes Part time 1 year
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