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Palliative Care and Cancer Patients

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

The theoretical and practical issues applicable to the palliation of symptoms for patients with advanced cancer will be studied. The module will look to improve the competence of practitioners delivering high quality palliative care in emotion situations. The Module is divided into three strands, Pain - the practical and holistic management thereof; Psychology, including sessions on cognitive behavioural therapy and screening for psychological distress; and Control of Symptoms such as Cachexia, Breathlessness and Oncological emergencies.


20 credits

Module Dates

Module dates to be confirmed 


Oral presentation and 300 word written assignment

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • Dr Jennifer Pascoe, Consultant Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Lucia Birch, Palliative Care Consultant
  • Dr Robin Paijmans
  • Dr Helen Guy

Stand Alone Course

This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. For further information please contact:

Programme Administrator 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3803

This course is available without the assessment/credits if preferred

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

6 months oncology experience and holding a degree, preferably a 2.1 or equivalent qualifications in an appropriate medical/scientific subject.

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