This Palliative Care Course is a QQI Level 5 Minor Award which is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and competencies to understand how palliative care enhances the quality of life of those living with life limiting progressive conditions and their families.
This component provides learners with an appreciation of the importance of the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, assessment and treatment of pain and other issues. It illustrates how to meet the physical, practical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and carers facing progressive illness that may limit or shorten their lives including bereavement support.
Learners develop an understanding of the philosophy and principles of palliative care and recognise the different levels of palliative care and what is involved at each level. Learners examine palliative care as a multi-disciplinary approach and acquire communication skills to work effectively with a dying client and their palliative care team.
This programme is offered on a part-time or blended learning basis. Learners are required to complete 30 hours in a suitable care setting such as a Nursing Home or Hospital, where theoretical skills gained as part of their studies are put into practice. This affords learners the opportunity to reflect on their knowledge and understanding.
Course Fee Information:
WE ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENTS ON THIS COURSE
Work Experience Requirements
Learners must complete 40 hours’ work placement in a nursing home or hospital
Progressive College are committed to providing equal access to education and equal opportunities for mature students (23 years +). Mature applicants do not need to match school-leavers in terms of academic achievement, provided there is evidence of the ability to pursue and benefit from the course, but candidates must be 23 years of age or over on the 1st January of the year of entry to their programme of study. Mature students must also have proficiency in the English language.
Assessment / Examinations:
Consists of a Learner Record and Assignment. Learners must also complete 40 hours work placement.
Location & date:
|Cork City||Open for Enrolling||5th October 2021||Tuesday||6.30pm-9.30pm||8 Weeks|
|Dublin 2 City Centre||Open for Enrolling||5th October 2021||Tuesday||6.30pm-9.30pm||8 Weeks|
|Dundrum||Open for Enrolling||5th October 2021||Tuesday||6.30pm-9.30pm||8 Weeks|
|Galway City||Open for Enrolling||5th October 2021||Tuesday||6.30pm-9.30pm||8 Weeks|
|Letterkenny Town||Open for Enrolling||5th October 2021||Tuesday||6.30pm-9.30pm||8 Weeks|
|Limerick City||Open for Enrolling||5th October 2021||Tuesday||6.30pm-9.30pm||8 Weeks|
|Tralee Town||Open for Enrolling||5th October 2021||Tuesday||6.30pm-9.30pm||8 Weeks|