|Area of Study||Type of Course||Level of Study|
|Palliative Care||Non-Award||Professional Development|
|Course||Paediatric 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:|
This one day course covers genetic and metabolic conditions affecting children, palliative care in the ICU and in the lung transplant setting, neonatal palliative care, childhood malignancies, and neuromuscular conditions.
This one day course covers cancer pain, non-pharmacological interventions, nausea and vomiting, terminal sedation, symptom management in children with neurological conditions, respiratory symptoms in paediatric palliative care, psychological symptoms (depression/anxiety existential distress) and discussion of terminal care (including routes of administration of medication).
Psychosocial & Spiritual Aspects
This one day course covers a parent's reflection, understanding of attachment theory and experiences of loss and love, spirituality and children, sibling support, grief and loss experience and importance and impact of paediatric care on self and development of personal and team strategies for self-care.
This one day course covers bioethical principles, children as decision-makers, parents as decision-makers, talking with children about illness and death, discussing end-of-life decision-making.
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.|
|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 prerequisites.|
|Academic and Teaching Team||Dr Jenny Hynson, Medical Director, Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program The Royal Children's Hospital|
Melissa Heywood, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program The Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne)
Where relevant, experts from other institutions and services are also involved in the delivery of the programs.
|Delivery Dates, Times & 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.
|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|
Contemporary Approaches to Bereavement
Adult 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