Principles of palliative care for children and young people

Module Overview
This interprofessional module will enable practitioners working within paediatric palliative care to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills of the nature and scope of paediatric palliative care. 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 their knowledge of professional, legal and ethical issues in paediatric palliative care.

Module Attendance Required
Lectures will be delivered on-line via Adobe Connect webinar with face-to-face lectures on weeks 1, 4 and 6. Although not mandatory, you are actively encouraged to attend these three face-to-face sessions.

Module Dates

  • Wednesday 13 March 2019  University of Birmingham
  • Wednesday 20 March 2019  On-line
  • Wednesday 3 April 2019          On-line
  • Wednesday 10 April 2019       University of Birmingham
  • Wednesday 1 May 2019            On-line
  • Wednesday 15 May 2019         University of Birmingham

Formative assignment submission date:
Wednesday 17 April 2019

Summative assignment submission date:
Wednesday 26 June 2019

Method of teaching
Lectures both on-line via Adobe Connect webinar and face-to face (weeks 1, 4 and 6), on-line discussion forums, face-to-face tutorials.

3000 word reflective essay (100%).

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 Master’s level.            

Stand Alone Course 
This module can be taken as a 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

Nicki Fitzmaurice
Deputy Head of Nursing, Lead for Palliative and Bereavement Care Services, Birmingham Women’s and  Children’s Hospital