Professional Development in Contemporary Approaches to Bereavement

Area of Study Type of Course Level of Study
Palliative Care Non-Award Professional Development
Course Contemporary Approaches to Bereavement
Partner Faculty Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science (MDHS), School of Health Sciences

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:

  • Increase general understanding and skill in palliative care through education and training of the general health workforce
  • Develop future leaders in palliative care through programs designed to increase the number of palliative care specialists, and through facilitating opportunities for networking, peer support and leadership development.
Course Description Historical, Theoretical and Developmental Perspectives on Bereavement

This two day course will examine a range of theoretical approaches to bereavement. Drawing on contemporary theory and evidence-based practice the subject will consider the bereavement needs of special populations.

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 a 2 day 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 Mr Chris Hall, Director, Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement and members of his teaching team.
Experts from other institutions and services are also involved in the delivery of the program.
Delivery Dates Times and Fees
  Dates Times Fee
Historical, Theoretical and Developmental Perspectives on Bereavement 22 & 23 February 2018 9AM - 5PM $900 + GST

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 and subjects Fundamentals of Palliative Care
Adult Palliative Care
Paediatric Palliative Care
Psychosocial Aspects of Palliative Care
Related Award Courses Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care
Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
Contact Shannon Tucker
Program Coordinator
The University of Melbourne
T: +61 3 9035 8843