Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times

Usually half a day week for 12 weeks Dates to be confirmed 

Module description

About this module

Managing symptoms within palliative and end of life care, incorporating the presentation and epidemiology, disease trajectory, underpinned by best practice within symptom assessment and management, will aim to ensure a coordinated individual treatment plan, promoting comfort and delivered with compassion.  Holistic, person-centred symptom control must include and address any preferred preferences and wishes of patients. Particular attention to nutrition and hydration and the patient’s comfort and dignity are prioritised.

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, focusing on quality of life. 

Structure, certificates and assessment

Length of course, days and times

Usually half a day a week part time over 12 weeks

How you are assessed

There will be a written assignment based on a critical incident of a patient with palliative, supportive/end of life care complex symptom management needs; identifying, critically analysing and evaluating evidence-based practice, including ethical considerations involved within the individualised treatment plan.

Learning outcomes


What you can use this credit for next

This is an optional module working towards PG Certificate Palliative Care, it 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 symptom management and multi-agency team working within palliative care.

Benefit to the employer

Critical ability to evaluate the complexities of symptom management in palliative care within 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 £1,000.

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.