Palliative Care - Contemporary Palliative Care Practice

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Palliative Care - Contemporary Palliative Care Practice
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Course Code DK NCPCP 8
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose Dundalk Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Expand+Starting Date September 2018

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Duration 1 semester

The course takes place over one semester (14 weeks) with a combination of in-class and online delivery. Students are required to attend college one day on alternate weeks over the semester.
Course Fee €700
Entry Requirements You must be:
→ Nurse/midwife must be registered on the appropriate division of the live register maintained by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) or equivalent
→ Allied health care professionals must have a primary degree and registered with a recognised professional body
→ Applicants must work in a practice setting where there are individuals with life limiting illness, for the duration of the programme
→ IT skills essential
Comment Awarding Body
Dundalk Institute of Technology Level 8 Special Purpose Award (10 credits)

Course Content

Expand+Course Description
This 14-week part-time course aims to support nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in enhancing their knowledge, skills and understanding of the core principles of palliative care. This aim is in line with the National...

Subjects Taught Students will study the following modules:

»» Principles of palliative care.
»» Effective communication techniques.
»» Loss, grief and bereavement.
»» Professional, ethical and legal practice.
»» Palliative Care Needs Assessment Workshop.

This course was designed and is delivered with the collaboration of the specialist palliative care service HSE Dublin North East. This programme is fully approved by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
Number of Credits 10
Further Enquiries Contact
Dr. Geraldine O’Connor
Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science
t 042 9370200 Ext 2736
e geraldine.oconnor
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