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Advanced End Of Life & Palliative Care For Children & Young People HEA4245

Overview

This module is aimed at front line practitioners working predominantly in palliative care who wish to enhance and underpin their clinical practice with relevant knowledge and expertise to enable them to deliver and lead effective and high-quality care.

Module code: HEA4245
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: TBC

Who is this module for?

This module is aimed at front line practitioners working predominantly in palliative care who wish to enhance and underpin their clinical practice with relevant knowledge and expertise to enable them to deliver and lead effective and high-quality care.

What are the key aims of the programme?

  • The module is designed to advance the skills and knowledge to develop the critical and analytical aptitude to assess, treat, and direct patient care for complex palliative and end of life children and young people and their families.
  • It will focus on the drivers impacting upon palliative and end of life care for CYP and their families.
  • Provide a forum for critical debate and synthesis of key ethical challenges affecting CYP.
  • Embed a deeper understanding of the practitioner’s role in meeting the increasingly complex needs within palliative and end of life care for CYP and their families.

How will I study?

This module is normally studied over 10 taught sessions from February to May. The module overall takes 14 weeks.

What Will I Study?

  • Academic writing/ Masters level study skills.
  • Advanced End of Life, Palliative Care, Children and Young People.
  • Appraising local, national and international drivers within CYP palliative and end of life care.
  • Complex symptom management for CYP with life limiting conditions including polypharmacy and palliative care emergencies.
  • Challenging professional, legal and ethical issues in children and young people's palliative care.
  • Culture and spirituality.
  • Developing and utilising Advanced Care Planning.
  • Advanced communication skills.
  • Developments in Clinical Genetics.
  • Perinatal palliative care.
  • Effective multi-disciplinary team work in palliative care.
  • Loss, grief and bereavement for children and families.

How will I be assessed?

  • Formative assessment will include a student led presentation of 1 aspect of a chosen case study, thereby affording the opportunity to present and receive peer and tutor feedback prior to the summative assessment.
  • Summative assessment: Students will select a specific clinical case study based on a child or young person and their family from within their area of practice. They will prepare and deliver an electronic 30-minute presentation addressing all three learning outcomes.

On successful completion you will:

  • Critically appraise and evaluate the current national and international context and key drivers for advanced palliative and end of life care for children and young people.
  • Critically examine the professional, legal and ethical challenges integral to palliative and end of life care for children and young people.
  • Critically evaluate the role of practitioners in meeting the increasingly complex needs of the child, young person and family within palliative and end of life care.

Study dates and venues

Venue: Ormskirk Campus, Edge Hill University

Starts: Thursday 16 February 2023

Session times:

  • Thursday 16 February 2023, attendance, 10am – 3pm
  • Thursday 23 February 2023, attendance, 10am – 3pm
  • Thursday 2 March 2023, attendance, 10am – 3pm
  • Thursday 9 March 2023, attendance, 10am – 3pm
  • Thursday 16 March 2023, attendance, 10am – 3pm
  • Thursday 23 March 2023, attendance, 10am – 3pm
  • Thursday 29 March 2023, attendance, 10am – 3pm
  • Thursday 6 April 2023, reading
  • Thursday 13 April 2023, reading
  • Thursday 20 April 2023, attendance, 10am – 3pm
  • Thursday 27 April 2023, attendance, 10am – 3pm
  • Thursday 4 May 2023, attendance, 10am – 3pm
  • Thursday 11 May 2023, reading
  • Thursday 18 May 2023, reading

Further Information

Dates for the module are to be confirmed shortly. For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.For further module information, please contact the Module Co-ordinator: Jan Sutherland Oakes: Director of Care Email: [email protected]. Phone: 07842 708191 For any other queries, you can contact the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health on [email protected]

Pathways

This module can be taken as a stand-alone module, additional level 7 modules will be developed over the next 2 years. It can contribute to:
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice