Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

40 credits

Next course date



Part-time over 2 semesters


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times

To be delivered over 6 months part time

Module description

About this module

This is the core (40 credit) module of the PG Certificate Palliative Care. This module will consider each of the elements that ensure people living with the impact of being identified as receiving palliative support or being told that they are nearing the end of their life, feel supported. For example, many patients state that they experience extensive support whilst receiving active treatment, however in making the transition to a new way of life they feel less supported. Patients require assistance in adjusting to and coping with new feelings, new problems and new ways of looking at the world. A service evaluation will be undertaken to explore how professionals working in palliative care environments are able to enhance care provision.

Who is this course for

All health, social, allied health, pastoral and supportive staff, working within palliative care, or professional development toward a palliative care context. The module is aimed at providing inter-professional learning within the specialist area of palliative and end of life care.

Course team

Award Leader Sharan Watson and a wide range of inter-professionals.

Structure, certificates and assessment

Length of course

Part-time over 2 semesters

How you are assessed

Two summative assessments: Poster presentation discussing enhance service provision within palliative care and a 3000 word written enhancement plan.


What you can use this credit for next

This is a core module working towards PG Certificate Palliative Care, also can be taken as a stand-alone CPD module, or as part of the wider MSc Advanced Practice or MSc Health & Social Care, depending upon academic counselling

Benefit to the employee

Advancing practice within holistic care provision and multi-agency team working within palliative care.

Benefit to the employer

Critical ability to evaluate service provision in palliative care in area of practice.

Entry requirements

Fees and funding

2021/22 Fees (August 2021 - July 2022)

If this is an LBR (Learning Beyond Registration) course, and you are eligible for LBR funding, the cost is funded by HEEM (Health Education East Midlands) - check the list of LBR courses.

If you are funding your own study, the full cost of this module is £1,500.

For more information on payment options, please contact our Student Records and Fees team by phone on +44 (0)1332 591063 or email at

How to apply


LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact us

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Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.