You must previously have studied and passed 120 credits at certificate level (level 4) or equivalent, 120 credits at diploma level (level 5) or equivalent and 120 credits at degree level (level 6) before commencing this course. If you think that you do not meet these criteria please check with your course leader immediately. You should hold current registration as a healthcare professional and be employed in an appropriate setting with access to individuals with palliative/end of life care needs (e.g. hospital, hospice, nursing home, community etc.) Ideally, you should already have a clear understanding of the contemporary issues relating to the speciality and the impact of these upon care provision.
Months of entry
September, May, February
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.
You have the option to study stand-alone modules or complete the whole programme to achieve a Master's qulaification. These bespoke, flexible modules are delivered via placements, online study resources and tutorials.
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 Master's 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 Master's 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.
Information for international students
TOEFL 550; IELTS 6.0; or equivalent English proficiency. Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- 0800 953 3222