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

Overview

Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

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: £700 for Sept 2021 to July 2022

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/Master's 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

September 2021 S1

Venue: Claire House Children's Hospice

Starts: Thu 23rd Sep 2021

Session Times:
  • Thursday 23 September 2021, 10;00 - 15:00pm, attendance
  • Thursday 30 September 2021, 10;00 - 15:00pm, attendance
  • Thursday 7 October 2021, 10;00 - 15:00pm, attendance
  • Thursday 14 October 2021, 10;00 - 15:00pm, attendance
  • Thursday 21 October 2021, 10;00 - 15:00pm, attendance
  • Thursday 4 November 2021, 10;00 - 15:00pm, attendance
  • Thursday 11 November 2021, 10;00 - 15:00pm, attendance
  • Thursday 18 November 2021, 10;00 - 15:00pm, attendance
  • Thursday 25 November 2021, 10;00 - 15:00pm, attendance
  • Thursday 2 December 2021, 10;00 - 15:00pm, reading
  • Thursday 9 December 2021, 10;00 - 15:00pm, attendance
  • Thursday 16 December 2021, 10;00 - 15:00pm, reading
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    February 2022 S2

    Venue: Claire House Children's Hospice

    Starts: Thu 10th Feb 2022

    Session Times:
    • Thursday 24th February 2022, 10am-3pm, attendance
    • Thursday 3rd March 2022, 10am-3pm, attendance
    • Thursday 10th March 2022, 10am-3pm, attendance
    • Thursday 17th March 2022, 10am-3pm, attendance
    • Thursday 24th March 2022, 10am-3pm, attendance
    • Thursday 7th April 2022, 10am-3pm, attendance
    • Thursday 21st April 2022, 10am-3pm, attendance
    • Thursday 28th April 2022, 10am-3pm, attendance
    • Thursday 5th May 2022, 10am-3pm, attendance
    • Thursday 12th May 2022, 10am-3pm, attendance

    Study dates and times are subject to change.

    Further Information

    For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs page.

    For further module information, please contact the Module Co-ordinator:
    Jan Sutherland Oakes: Director of Care
    Email: jan.sutherlandoakes@clairehouse.org.uk.
    Phone: 07842 708191

    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
  • MSc Professional Clinical Practice