Taught course

Palliative Care

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline and working in the healthcare profession or related field. We will consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field. View detailed entry requirements. You will also need to nominate a work place mentor to provide professional and specialist advice and guidance to support your progress through the course. You must be IT literate to complete these highly interactive courses online and have access to a computer with a printer and a reliable internet connection.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This part time, online course covers all aspects of delivering care to patients, including treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives. Developed and delivered with well-established cancer institutes and oncological and palliative care expertise, you will experience a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating experience wherever you are in the world.

Palliative Care is an important part of health care for those suffering from life-limiting illnesses and their families. In May 2012 the World Health Organisation (WHO) passed a resolution to incorporate palliative care into regular health care. This course has been designed to cover all aspects of palliative care, including:
  • pain
  • emotional and psychological care
  • medical, spiritual, social, and economic care
You can also take optional modules such as health economics, health technologies and medical ethics.
The course is designed to provide those working in palliative care and related professional roles with detailed knowledge about the interrelationship between oncology and clinical cancer service provision.
Through the course you will develop clinical leadership, clinical excellence and the ability to cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration in the delivery of evidence based oncology/palliative care. This includes sharing mutually valuable information to help develop clinical practice. You will be introduced to the basis of research in palliative care, preparing you for further research within the field.
We have designed this course in collaboration with the Northern Institute for Cancer Research (NICR) and it is delivered in association with the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC).

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and reading and 6.5 in speaking and listening). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36-60 months

PGDip

distance learning
24-60 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Medical Sciences, Oncology and Palliative Care Team
Email
oncpall@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7032