Professional course Complexities of Supportive and End of Life Care

Entry year
2020/21
Course code
UZTR6Y203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus
Dorothy House and St Peter's Hospice
Programme leader
Kathy Rogers

Level 3 and Masters level module

Page last updated 14 August 2020

Introduction

The Complexities of Supportive and End of Life care module, level 3 (UZTR6Y203) or Masters level (UZTSAE20M), is designed to provide you with detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of supportive and end of life care, and how societal attitudes to death and dying may impact on the provision of that care. It also seeks to equip you with an awareness of a wide variety of issues within the context of end of life care.

On successful completion of the level 3 or Masters level module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge about socio-political attitudes to death and dying and recognise potential impact on the provision of care.
  • Critically evaluate the aims and principles of supportive and end of life care and how they underpin working with dying people and their carers.
  • Critically evaluate the impact of loss and change for individuals with life threatening illness and their families and carers.
  • Synthesise a range of evidence relating to therapeutic interventions for the complex biopsychosocial needs of individuals experiencing life threatening illness.
  • Explore the ethical and legal issues that inform complex decision-making.
  • Critically appraise communication skills and support mechanisms required to respond effectively to the needs of dying people their families and carers.
  • Critically appraise the role of multi-professional working in relation to the care of dying people, their families and carers.

Careers / Further study

The level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Masters Apprenticeship - Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Professional Development Award.

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Masters Apprenticeship - Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Professional Development Award.

Structure

Content

The syllabus will cover:

  • Contextual issues to include societal attitudes to death, dying and end of life care.
  • Policy directives and government guidance
  • Holistic assessment and personalised care and management of pain and common symptoms.
  • Holistic and personalised assessment of emotional, social and spiritual needs of individuals and their families and carers to include the impact of life limiting and life-threatening illness, responding to loss and change including grief and bereavement, issues related body image, sexuality and spiritual and religious needs.
  • The challenges and benefits of communication to include the skills to support open and honest communication, responding to emotional distress and sharing significant news.
  • Ethical and professional Issues to include the application of ethical principles and decision-making in supportive end of life care.
  • Working with diversity and difference, and multi-professional working in health and social care.

Learning and Teaching

The level 3 or Masters level module will use a variety of approaches, which may include classroom-based sessions, facilitated discussions, experiential learning, video analysis and tutorial.

Theoretical learning will be facilitated through face-to-face study days which sit alongside a final assessment in the form of a 3,000 word essay designed to get you to critically reflect on a significant issue you have encountered in practice.

Assessment

You will be required to demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and practice of end of life care with reference to a significant issue from your workplace, role and/or service by drawing on a range of sources of evidence and reflecting upon your experiences in practice. The 3,000 word written assignment will allow you to demonstrate achievement of the module learning outcomes.

Formative feedback will also be provided by facilitators throughout the course and during a dedicated assignment support session.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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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

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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to 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.

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