Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Ethics in Palliative Care (Taught)

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Course summary

This Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) is designed for hospice, palliative health and social care professionals to gain an advanced understanding of the ethical problems in palliative care, without having to undertake a full Masters degree. Major advances in medical technology, increased expectations, and changing moral attitudes have combined to generate many complex ethical problems in palliative care. This programme provides a deeper and systematic understanding of these ethical problems which those working in palliative care face in their professionals roles. Aims of the course

  • The understanding of health care ethics
  • Connection to daily practice
  • Increase your professional quality
Course content
  • Moral theory and medical ethics
  • Ethical issues in care of the dying


For information regarding modules, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website, linked below.

Entry requirements

The PG Cert in Ethics and Palliative Care is open to professionals in the palliative care sector. Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of a qualification in English Language, unless they hold a previous degree that was taught and examined in English. The minimum score for entry is academic ILETS 6.5 (with not subtest below 5.5) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Information relating to the tuition fees and funding options for this course can be viewed on the Keele University website.
Ethics in Palliative Care at Keele University - UCAS