Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Year and Campus:||2014 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||50 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Ms Karen Quinn, Co-Ordinator Education & Project Officer for Victorian Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Collaborative, Centre for Palliative Care
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Award Programs Team
Phone: 61 3 9810 3245
The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care will appeal to a range of health professionals and aims to be the industry standard for working in palliative care. The course is primarily delivered face to face, complemented by online resources and activities. The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care consists of four 12.5 credit point University of Melbourne accredited subjects, and is delivered by a range of experts in their field, who may be drawn from multiple institutions around Victoria as appropriate. Course content will explore the core concepts of palliative care including; pain and symptom management, the interface between aged care and palliative care, communication skills, non malignant diseases, psychosocial concepts, family carers, paediatric palliative care and bereavement care.
Beyond the core curriculum of the Specialist Certificate, the Graduate Certificate will extend health professional competencies across a greater range of clinical areas. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care will have increased knowledge, skills and competence in areas of bereavement care, adult and paediatric palliative care as well as a sound foundation in the core principles of palliative care.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
All subjects are compulsory to achieve the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care.
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Study Period Commencement:
An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in medicine, nursing, allied health profession, science or social science as evidence of adequate preparation for the course plus documented evidence of at least two years relevant professional work experience in a medical, nursing, scientific or allied health environment.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
On completion of the course, students will have:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/pcgradcert/|
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