Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course Summary

  • Increase your knowledge and clinical practice skills.
  • Develop as a generalist or specialist practitioner in your clinical setting.
  • Understanding the key factors impacting end-of-life decision making.
  • Become an autonomous practitioner – improving your research, leadership skills and ability to implement service developments.
On this course you'll study flexibly around your existing commitments in practice – applying the knowledge you gain to your role. You'll work collaboratively in researching management strategies for end-of-life care, while studying independently towards a deeper understanding of care. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. This course offers the adaptability to study and work effectively. With the support of supervisors, academics and staff, you'll work towards a deeper understanding of your field. You'll consider how to better treat, support and care for patients and their families – as well as how to evaluate practice from a philosophical/ethical perspective, and how to support decision making at end of life. Topics include collaborative working, symptom management, loss, grief and bereavement, and research methods for practice. You learn through
  • distance learning through our online learning environment
  • collaborative and peer learning
  • independent research
  • final dissertation/research project
Applied learning Live projects The learning, teaching and assessment strategies on the course reflect current practice in interprofessional working in supportive and palliative care – promoting a collaborative approach. Various professionals contribute to the teaching on the course, from a range of backgrounds and clinical settings. Work placements You'll apply your learning to your clinical workplace, gaining an expert understanding of palliative and end-of-life care and its aims. Your day-to-day practice experience will help you adopt a holistic approach to symptom management – allowing you to focus on psychological, spiritual and social support for the patient and their family.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. Year 1 Compulsory modules Collaborative Working In Symptom Management End Of Life Decision Making Year 2 Compulsory modules Loss, Grief And Bereavement Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Elective modules Advanced Communication In Supportive Care Evaluating Service Improvement Evidencing Your Cpd Evidencing Your Cpd Image Guided Radiotherapy Information Giving And Informed Consent Learning And Teaching For Practice (Distance Learning) Non-Medical Prescribing Personalised Care And Supported Self-Management For Those Affected By Cancer Planning Service Improvement Psychology Of Cancer Care Final year Compulsory modules Dissertation 60 Credits

Assessment method


Entry requirements

Academic qualifications: Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject. Examples of a first degree in a relevant subject include Nursing, Therapeutic Radiography or Physiotherapy etc. Other formally certified qualifications: Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Applicants will be considered on other relevant evidence which may include for example documented evidence of recent CPD activity, innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects and/or publications. Such evidence must be clearly described in any application. Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing their capability for postgraduate study. Relevant work or work-related experience: Applicants must usually have 12 months full time (or equivalent part time) experience and normally be working in a professional role in a related field of health and wellbeing and must have contact with palliative care patients. Applicants will need access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement and have sound IT skills.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each skill area.

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Fees and funding

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Sponsorship information

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Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS