The Institute of Health

Palliative and End of Life

BSc Part-time 1 year

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) 30 January 2020, 24 September 2020, 4 June 2020
  • Award BSc
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (1 year)
  • 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. The course aims to provide you with an award that will give you the necessary professional values, communication and interpersonal skills for caring for this client group, through developing your knowledge and understanding in the areas of symptom management, dealing with loss and grief, and the development of enhanced communication skills, all of which contribute to effective decision making in delivering specialist palliative and end of life care.

The course has been designed to  enable you to develop the specialist  knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective palliative and end of life care to individuals with a life limiting progressive illness whilst supporting their significant others. The education and training team delivering the programme will prepare you to practice in the 21st century by developing your skills to meet the needs of individuals requiring holistic palliative and end of life care in a variety of clinical care settings.

Successful completion of this award will enable you to progress your studies to the Honours degree in Palliative and End of Life Care. 

What happens on the course?

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Employment

This course will build upon, and develop your knowledge, understanding and skills as a practitioner caring for individuals with a life limiting progressive illness in either the acute, community or voluntary sectors. The focus of the modules being the core elements of palliative and end of life care.

It will assist you through the development of skills to analyse appropriate specialist evidence in light of current practice the aim being to improve service delivery and to promote empowerment for life chances and healthy lifestyles for people adjusting to changes in their own health and wellbeing.

Further training and education opportunities

On completion of the award you will be eligible to progress your studies to an Honours degree in Palliative and End of Life Care, or an honours degree in a related subject. Compton Care Learning and Development Centre offer a range of courses / modules to further develop your specialist skills in palliative and end of life care, or to meet your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs.

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 for over 20 years. 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. The lecturers are all specialists in their field, and are clinical practitioners / clinical links in specialist areas providing palliative and end of life care, utilizing the most contemporary approaches to symptom management and other interventions in palliative and end of life care.

Our track record of successful graduates from our specialist awards indicate many practitioners awarded specialist palliative and end of life care awards have gone on to positively influence the development of palliative and end of life care in their organisation. 

Students will have achieved 120 level 4 and 120 level 5 credits prior to entering the award.

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

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in relation to module / course learning outcomes.  A request for consideration of RPL needs to 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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