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An Introduction to Palliative Care for People with Cancer and Long-term Conditions - Open Learning

University Certificate in Continuing Education:

If you are at Level 1 this award helps you appreciate the complexity of caring for patients who have, or may have, cancer and those with palliative care needs. 

Course information

Part-time

  • 15 weeks, Distance Learning

More part-time details

  • 20 Credits, Certificate Level
  • Enrolment date: October and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

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This award allows you to reflect on your work environment with the support and help of a practice mentor. The ability to think, reason and reflect enhances your interaction with patients and their relatives, giving you the confidence to support the patient/client in a way that is relevant to your role. You are able to apply the theoretical components of the programme to the practice environment – encouraging utilisation of experience, in a manner which is cognisant with lifelong learning. If you don’t have a professional qualification this award allows you to gain accreditation for studying within the area of cancer and palliative care. Open learning facilitates your work-based learning in a non-threatening environment, which encourages and rewards effort.  During this award you are supported by a practice mentor and you learn in your own time (distance learning). There is no attendance at the university but you do negotiate with your mentor to meet regularly as required. The award is studied over approximately 15 weeks.

You look at palliative care in cancer and other long-term conditions and consider all key elements of palliative care – physical, social, psychological and spiritual.

The award addresses the growing need for accredited education in palliative and end-of-life-care within the North of England and is unique in placing the education in your work area, yet still being part of Teesside University’s accreditation.

We help you become confident in caring for a very vulnerable group of clients and the award can lead onto further study within supportive care for cancer and palliative care patients/clients. 

This award is studied in practice, supported by a mentor.

How you learn

Your learning is facilitated independently via a workbook and resource pack and you meet with your mentor to discuss your progress. Assessment is via the successful completion of your workbook and a piece of written reflection.

Entry requirements

You should be working with patients/clients that have or may have cancer/long-term conditions with palliative care needs.

Course information

Part-time

  • 15 weeks, Distance Learning

More part-time details

  • 20 Credits, Certificate Level
  • Enrolment date: October and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information