Course Code: 5N3769

Course Delivery:

Part-Time


Qualifications:

QQI Level 5 Component Certificate in Palliative Care Support

Palliative Care Support 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:

€350

350.00

Category:

Work Experience Requirements

Learners must complete 40 hours’ work placement in a nursing home or hospital

Assessment / Examinations:

Continuous Assessment

Consists of a Learner Record and Assignment. Learners must also complete 40 hours work placement.

Location & date:

Location Starts Time Days Duration
Dublin 2 City Centre Spring 2020 6.30pm-9.30pm Tuesday 12 weeks
Dundrum Spring 2020 6.30pm-9.30pm Tuesday 12 weeks
Cork Spring 2020 6.30pm-9.30pm Tuesday 12 weeks
Kerry Spring 2020 6.30pm-9.30pm Tuesday 12 weeks
Galway Spring 2020 6.30pm-9.30pm Tuesday 12 weeks