Professional course

Communication skills in cancer and palliative care

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZTR3X203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
St Peters Hospice
Programme leader:
Clive Warn

Page last updated 10 January 2017

Introduction

The 20 credit, level 3 (UZTR3X203) or Masters level (UZTR7R20M) Communication skills in Cancer and Palliative care module, uses a variety of approaches, which may include classroom based sessions, workshops, reflection, experiential learning, video and audio tape analysis and feedback.

The 'Prices and Dates' tab will give you all the information you need on how to apply for this course.

Entry requirements

Evidence of learning at level 2 or equivalent.

Structure

Content

Ethical and professional issues

  • Support/supervision
  • Boundary setting including consent and confidentiality
  • Models for reflection and critical incident analysis

Psychological/social/spiritual

  • Psychosocial responses to acute and chronic illness including a cultural perspective
  • Frameworks for loss, transition and grief
  • Models of grief theory and bereavement care
  • Use of narrative and metaphor

Communication

  • Information needs of people with cancer and their carers
  • Overview of major theories of communication
  • Approaches to specific emotions including anger/depression/sadness
  • Coping styles - patients and carers
  • Barriers to listening
  • Practical skills - active listening, reflecting, paraphrasing, summarising
  • Frameworks for managing bad news and collusion

Multi-professional working

  • Communication skills within the context of multidisciplinary and inter-professional working

Learning and Teaching

You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psycho-social responses to acute and chronic illness.
  • Recognise and apply communication frameworks to achieve best practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of professional codes of conduct and organisational policy in relation to consent and confidentiality.

Assessment

A 3000 word reflective assignment.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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