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Principles of palliative care for children and young people

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Module Overview

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.

Module Attendance Required

Lectures will be delivered on-line. Subject to numbers face-to-face lectures (also available on-line) will be delivered on weeks 1 and 5 for those able to attend. Although not mandatory, you are actively encouraged to attend these two face-to-face sessions.

Module Dates

  • Tuesday 28th September: Face-to-face at the University of Birmingham or accessed online
  • Tuesday 5th October: Online
  • Tuesday 2nd November: Online
  • Tuesday 9th November: Online
  • Tuesday 30th November: Face-to-face at the University of Birmingham or accessed online
  • Tuesday 7th December: Online

Summative assignment due 18th January 2022

Method of teaching

Blended distant (on-line) with 2 days face-to-face learning (optional: on-line also available), supported by tutorials.


3000 word reflective essay (100%).Academics involved in the delivery of this moduleDr Sue Neilson

Entry requirements 

Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Master’s level. This master's level module can be taken as an optional module within the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice.           
Alternatively this module can be taken within the MSc Advanced Practice in Healthcare (International), MRes Clinical Health Research, or as stand alone course or CPD module. 

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

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

Contact us

Dr Sue Neilson
Tel: 0121 414 3689

Helen Queen
Lead Nurse, Palliative and Bereavement Care Services, Birmingham Women’s and  Children’s Hospital


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