Supportive and End of Life Care

Module overview

The NHS end of life care strategy (DH 2008) raised serious concerns about the quality of training for healthcare professionals caring for people at the end of life.   There is an increasing need for healthcare professionals caring for patients who are near the end of life or those who are recently bereaved. The module will prepare healthcare professionals  to manage the complex decision-making, communication, therapeutic care and issues around emotional labour, ethics and leadership in regards to end of life care.

This module is delivered in partnership with clinical experts based in the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, Marie Curie, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, Birmingham Community Trust.

This module can be taken as stand alone module and counted towards MSc Advanced Clinical Practice at a later date.  It can also be taken as CPD with no academic accreditation, in which case a ‘certificate of attendance’ will be provided. 

Credits

20 Masters level credits

Module attendance required

One-week block

Method of teaching

The module will combine lectures, workshops, seminars, e-learning and labtutor based on clinical practice that is designed in a way to enhance application of learning to the clinical environment.

Module dates

8 May 2017 - 12 May 2017

Assesment

Written assignment: 3000 words

Assessment is at Masters Level (7)

Academics involved in the delivery of this module 

  • Dr Cara Bailey

Stand-alone course

Supportive and End of Life Care is available as an optional module as part of the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice 

It can also be taken as CPD with no academic accreditation, in which case a ‘certificate of attendance’ will be provided. 

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

£ to be confirmed

Entry requirements

Professional qualification in healthcare 

To apply please contact:

Dr Cara Bailey
Email: c.bailey.2@bham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3657