Short course

Principles of palliative care for children and young people

This course on palliative care for children and young people is an invaluable resource for practitioners seeking to strengthen their expertise in this field. Topics covered include grief and loss, cultural issues, and extensive support in acquiring knowledge of professional, legal, and ethical issues.

Start date
27th September, 10th October, 31st October, 7th November, 14th November, 28th November and 12th December 2023, 9th January 2024
8 days
Home - £1130
Postgraduate Microcredential
20 credits

Why study this module?

This interprofessional module will enable practitioners working in palliative care to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills of the nature and scope of palliative care for children and young people. You will explore and examine a range of subjects including grief and loss, cultural issues and interprofessional working and the impact these have on palliative care. You will also be supported in developing your knowledge of professional, legal and ethical issues in this context.

Method of teaching

Blended: online with two optional days of face-to-face learning (online also available on these days), supported by tutorials.


An infographic of a development in practice: 50%
Oral presentation to peers/lecturer and structured Q&A: 50%

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Dr Sue Neilson

Entry requirements 

Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Masters level.

This master's level module can be taken as an optional module within the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice. Alternatively, it may be taken within the MSc Advanced Practice in Healthcare or as standalone course or CPD module. 

Fee if taken as a standalone course

To be confirmed.
A certificate of attendance will be provided if taken as a CPD module

Contact us for further information

Dr Sue Neilson
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3689

Helen Queen
Lead Nurse, Palliative Care and Bereavement Service,
Birmingham Women and Children's Hospital

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