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Institute of Health

Palliative and End of Life Care

MSc Part-time 4 years

Studying this award will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills in the principles and practice of holistic palliative/end of life care and you will have the opportunity to critically analyse local and national influences on care and their implications for service delivery.

Studying this award will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills in the principles and practice of holistic palliative/end of life care and you will have the opportunity to critically analyse local and national influences on care and their implications for service delivery.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 2 June 2020, 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Compton Care, Wolverhampton
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

Studying this award will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills in the principles and practice of holistic palliative/end of life care and you will have the opportunity to critically analyse local and national influences on care and their implications for service delivery.

Undertaking each of the modules within this course will allow you the opportunity to cover a variety of skills important for your development as a qualified health and/or social care individual, in a way which helps you to bring together theory and practice. As a graduate nurse you will reflect a knowledgeable and enterprising approach to health and social care and adopt a critical, analytical and imaginative approach to your practice.

This Masters Programme will equip you, as a health and social care professional, with the necessary skills and knowledge required to ensure the highest possible standards of palliative/end of life care are provided to people with a life limiting progressive illness, including those with a malignant or non-malignant disease.

This Masters Programme also aims to enable practitioners to demonstrate expertise and advanced skills in the management of a case-load and/or healthcare staff in the support of people with a life limiting illness requiring palliative/end of life care.

What happens on the course?

Modules are listed below.

Potential Career Paths

This Award is aimed at supporting opportunities for health and social care professionals to function with confidence in contemporary healthcare. Palliative/end of life care is about working across existing boundaries, moving into a new area of professional care, and consolidating new roles for a range of health and social care professionals who are involved in supporting people with progressive and incurable diseases. This award has been developed to address amongst other things, the End of Life Care Strategy (DoH 2008) which indicates that palliative and end of life care should be available to all individuals, irrespective of diagnosis.

In line with the National Service Framework for Long Term Conditions (DoH 2005), the award has been specifically designed to equip health and social care professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to constructively challenge, inform and lead the development of health and social care provision for people with a life limiting, progressive and incurable illness.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

 This course aims to meet professional development needs in both the health and social care sectors relating to the provision of palliative and end of life care.

  • There will be opportunities for inter-disciplinary learning; inter-disciplinary working is vital to employment within the increasingly integrated health & social care arena.
  • A friendly, helpful and student-focused team of academic and administrative staff.
  • The programme is delivered by subject specialists who are involved in significant education and advisory roles within health and social care locally, regionally and nationally, and who participate in national communities of practice, developing and sharing expertise across the UK.

Links and knowledge from local, national and international research initiatives undertaken in the Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing and the wider University research institutions.

 At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Develop a range of advanced communication skills to enable practitioners to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues and other members of the multi-professional team
  2. Demonstrate a range of transferable academic, professional and skills appropriate to a career in palliative and end of life care
  3. Develop advanced level skills in the critical appraisal of research and design, implement and evaluate a substantial piece of academic, or evidence based practice research with a palliative and end of life care setting
  4. Develop advanced level skills in the critical appraisal of research and design, implement and evaluate a substantial piece of academic, or evidence based practice research with a palliative and end of life care setting
  5. Demonstrate critically the ethical and philosophical principles of providing care to an individuals (and their significant others) with a life limiting progressive illness 

 

Professional:

The applicants will be required to hold a current professional registration to practice or equivalent if from overseas.

Academic:

A first degree (2.2) in a related subject area. Students who do not have a first degree, but have successfully completed Level 6 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules, or who can provide evidence of their ability to pursue successfully the Post Graduate Certificate. For example; completion of an approved preparation course for level 7 study. Such applicants will be invited to discuss individual needs with the programme leader to determine suitability for study at master’s level

Overseas Student:

If English is not the applicant’s first language, they will need to have a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 7.0 or above in each of the IELTS categories.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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