Taught course

Palliative Medicine/Palliative Care

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English or Welsh must satisfy the English Language requirements for entry to the university by attainment of a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS exam. Admission to the MSc is limited to students who have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma to a high standard. Entry to the MSc component is competitive. For overseas students (outside EU) please ensure that your referees comment on your English language ability for written, spoken, reading and listening.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course Aims

Cardiff University offers two levels of qualification in Palliative Care/Medicine. The courses have been specifically designed for the varying needs of busy practitioners working in differing clinical settings across the globe.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine/Care is designed for professionals who wish to gain expertise in the practical management of patients with non-curable and terminal illness, and emphasises the unique contribution made by each discipline involved in palliative care. The principles of reflective practice and learning underpin the Diploma. A major aim in the teaching programme is to encourage thought and discussion and equip students with practical and factual knowledge, and also provide an evidence-based approach to problems in palliative care. The attitudes and abilities acquired should be of lasting value long beyond specific advances in therapy and management.

The MSc in Palliative Medicine/Care draws on the knowledge and skill-base developed in the Postgraduate Diploma, with the specific intention of expanding students’ understanding of scientific method / research and critical appraisal. The principles of reflective practice learning remain as relevant, although the MSc reinforces this self-directed approach with appropriate tutor and supervisor support.

Special Features

  • The Diploma was the first of its kind in the world and has been running successfully since 1989, producing over 1,000 graduates working in all regions of the world.
  • On graduation, students should be able to enhance the clinical service delivered to patients by positively influencing behaviour in their working environment and by acting as local facilitator for further educational and research developments in palliative medicine/care.

For more information please click here http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p233.html

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English or Welsh must satisfy the English Language requirements for entry to the university by attainment of a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS exam.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36-48 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Palliative Medicine Admissions Team
Email
dippallmed@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2019 6111