Professional Development in Fundamentals of Palliative Care

Area of Study Type of Course Level of Study
Palliative Care Non-Award Professional Development
Course Fundamentals of Palliative Care
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 Palliative Care: The Essentials
This two day course covers the principles, policy and stands of palliative care. Practice issues include an overview of malignant and non-malignant palliative diseases, symptom management and caring for an imminently dying person.

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 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

Mr Chris Hall, Director, Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Dr Di Clifton, Psychiatrist, Psycho-Oncologist, St Vincent's Melbourne

Experts from other institutions and services are also involved in the delivery of the program.
Delivery Dates, Times and Fees
  Dates Times Fees
Palliative Care: The Essentials 8 & 9 February 2018 8:45AM - 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 Contemporary Approaches to Bereavement
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