The Institute of Health

Palliative and End of Life

BSc (Hons) Part-time 2 years

This course will develop your knowledge and skills in a way which helps you to bring together theory and practice in the field of palliative and end of life care.

This course will develop your knowledge and skills in a way which helps you to bring together theory and practice in the field of palliative and end of life care.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 26 September 2019
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Compton Care, Wolverhampton
  • School The Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

This course will develop your knowledge and skills in a way which helps you to bring together theory and practice in the field of palliative and end of life care.

Through developing your knowledge and understanding of symptom management, dealing with loss and grief, and through developing enhanced communication skills the course provides you with the essential professional values, communication and interpersonal skills necessary when caring for this client group. 

The course will enable you to enhance your decision making and to develop a broader understanding of current and future trends which impact upon the planning and delivery of care to individuals with a life limiting progressive illness and your role in supporting their significant others. This is achieved through studying modules which address the wider aspects of specialist palliative and end of life care, including research. Practice improvement is a strong theme throughout the course and as you progress and develop through the honours programme you are expected to highlight and recommend changes in practice, utilising the knowledge and experience gained during the programme.

The team of lecturer practitioners at Compton Care Learning and Development Centre will prepare you to practice in the 21st century by enabling you to develop your practice to meet the needs of individuals requiring holistic palliative and end of life care in a variety of clinical settings.

What happens on the course?

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Employment

This course will build upon and further develop your knowledge and skills as a practitioner caring for individuals with a life limiting progressive illness in the acute, community and voluntary sectors.  Employers are looking for health and social care staff who can provide a high standard of palliative and end of life care, hence attainment of this specialist honours degree will enhance your employability in a number of different arenas where palliative and end of life care is delivered.

Employability is concerned with the development of skills aimed at enhancing your employment prospects.   Developing specialist subject and academic knowledge is important for employers but they also want to employ individuals who are able to:

·       Communicate effectively

·       Work in a team

·       Have enhanced interpersonal skills.

·       Can solve problems

·       Work on their own, using initiative and able to adapt to changing situations

·       Be self-confident

·       Demonstrate flexible and transferable skills whilst working in a variety of settings

This course will assist you in developing your skills to analyse practice by using appropriate evidence to improve service delivery and to promote empowerment for life chances and healthy lifestyles for people and adjusting to changes in their own health and wellbeing.

Further training and education opportunities

Compton Care Learning and Development Centre offers a variety of courses and modules to help you develop further specialist aspects of palliative and end of life care. Completion of this award will allow you to progress to postgraduate study.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Compton Care Learning and Development Centre has a well-established tradition of offering high quality research based specialist modules in palliative and end of life care. The latest technology is embraced within the organisation which includes fully interactive projectors; online multi media and the latest resources in our specialist on site library. Our knowledgeable / very experienced lecturers maintain clinical links in order to offer the most contemporary approaches to symptom management and other interventions  in palliative and end of life care.

 

Students will have 120 level 4 and 120 level 5 credits.

Applicants will have experience of working with palliative and end of life clients.

You may advance your degree level knowledge and / or practice via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process using challenge assignments. This will allow you to raise the level of relevant prior learning at level 5 to level 6. Up to 50% can be accredited towards your degree. A request for RPL consideration should be made in writing to the programme leader prior to the course commencing.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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