|Area of Study||Type of Course||Level of Study|
|Palliative Care||Non-Award||Professional Development|
|Course||Adult Palliative Care|
|Partner Faculty||Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science (MDHS), School of Health Sciences|
|Background||The Centre for Palliative Care (CPC) has a state-wide role in palliative care education, with a focus on ensuring education is multidisciplinary and delivered by experts in their field who may be drawn from multiple institutions around Victoria as appropriate. The goals for CPC in regard to palliative care education are to: |
|Course Description||Four courses available for health professionals:|
Pain Assessment and Management
This one day course covers; the patho-physiology of pain, an exploration of the evidence to guide practice, how to clinically assess pain/s, pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies for managing pain and case study discussions.
This one day course covers fatigue, gastro-intestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, cachexia and anorexia, constipation, delirium, respiratory symptoms and a "Pandora's box" of other symptoms.
Palliative Care in Non-Malignant Context
This one day course covers dementia, HIV/Aids, Aged Care challenges, paediatric illnesses and neurodegenerative disorders.
Family Centred Palliative Care and Cultural Issues
This one day course covers clinical and conceptual framework, preparing family carers for their role, cultural aspects, conducting family meetings, supports and services for carers and bereavement support strategies.
The above short course also forms part of our award courses. Please see Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care or Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care for further details.
|Delivery Mode||Face-to-face intensive delivery over 1 day per program.|
|Who Should Apply||The programs are relevant for doctors (including general practitioners), nurses, and allied health professionals who work in a range of care settings including paediatric care, aged care, acute care, community care, palliative care and cancer care.|
|Entry Requirements||No specific pre-requisites.|
|Academic and Teaching Team||Professor Peter Hudson, Director, Centre for Palliative Care AND Professor of Palliative Care Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom|
Associate Professor Mark Boughey, Centre for Palliative Care and Director, Palliative Medicine St Vincent's (Melbourne)
Ms Karen Quinn, Co-Ordinator Education & Project Officer for Victorian Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Collaborative, Centre for Palliative Care
Experts from other institutions and services are also involved in the delivery of the program.
|Delivery Dates, Times and Fees|| |
NOTE: Programs will only run if a minimum number of participants is achieved. Priority for place is given to award students. Please contact School of Melbourne Custom Programs for further details +61 3 9035 8843.
|How to Apply||Registrations for 2018 will open on Monday 30 October 2017 via the 'Book now' button|
|Delivery Venue||Graduate House|
220 Leicester St, Carlton, Melbourne, Australia, 3053
|Fee Inclusions||The fees include course materials and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).|
|Additional Information||All short course attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance, identifying the number of CPD hours for the course.|
|Related non-award courses||Fundamentals of Palliative Care|
Contemporary Approaches to Bereavement
Paediatric Palliative Care
Psychosocial Aspects of Palliative Care
|Related Award Courses||Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care|
Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
The University of Melbourne
T: +61 3 9035 8843