|Area of Study||Type of Course||Level of Study|
|Palliative Care||Non-Award||Professional Development|
|Workshop||Psychosocial Aspects of 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||Three workshops are available for clinicians:|
Identification, Assessment and Management of Psychological and Psychiatric Disorder - This two day workshop will enable the participant to identify and distinguish different forms of distress and will provide strategies for the bio psychosocial, spiritual & existential management of distress.
Special Needs and High-Risk populations in Palliative Care - This one day workshop will examine the issues that arise in palliative care for non-malignant disease, at risk populations, people from different cultures and patients & families who challenge our interpersonal skills.
Supporting health care professionals to care for palliative care patients and families who are experiencing psychosocial distress - this one day workshop will address the experience of clinicians dealing with people impacted by life-threating illness and will cover team dynamics, self-care and supervision.
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 1 or 2 day workshop.|
|Who Should Apply||The workshops are relevant for doctors (including general practitioners), nurses, and allied health professionals who work in a range of care settings including palliative care, cancer care, aged care, acute care, inpatient or community settings.|
|Entry Requirements||No specific pre-requisites however a basic training and clinical experience in the area will be assumed.|
|Academic and Teaching Team||Dr Di Clifton, Psychiatrist, Coordinator of Education, Psychosocial Cancer Care, Psycho-Oncologist, St Vincent's Melbourne|
Dr Justin Dwyer, Acting Director, Psychosocial Cancer Care, St Vincent's Melbourne
Experts from other institutions and services are also involved in the delivery of the workshops.
|Delivery Dates, Times and Fees|| |
NOTE: Workshops 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
Adult Palliative Care
Paediatric Palliative Care
|Related Award Courses||Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care|
Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
The University of Melbourne
T: +61 3 9035 8843