|Date:||Autumn: 24 September - 21 November 2012 Spring: 15 April - 12 June 2013|
|Venue:||Northern Ireland Hospice|
Participants on this course must be in possession of a relevant professional healthcare qualification and be working in a suitable practice setting, for example an acute hospital, nursing home or community team. All participants should have direct contact with patients requiring a palliative approach to care.
This eight week distance learning multi-professional programme is aimed at those working in clinical practice, who are new to specialist palliative care or who regularly look after people who have palliative care needs.
The overall aim of the course is to:
Attendance is required at the introductory session and at the final assessment day.
The course is divided into five sections, each covering different aspects of essential palliative care
It is estimated that each section of the course will require approximately 10 hours of participation to complete, including watching the DVD programme, reading the course handbook and reviewing the questions at the end of each section.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for this course may be applied for and are accepted by the Royal College of Physicians. The course has been previously been accredited for 20 hours Post Graduate Education Allowance (PGEA) and is designed to form part of a General Practitioner's (GP) Personal Development Plan.
Academic credit can be sought in association with the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George's, University of London (SGUL).
Please see the information below, however, please note:
If you do not wish to take this additional option, your study on the European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care will in no way be affected.
Under this arrangement candidates undertaking the ECEPC will have the option of seeking degree or Masters level credits for their learning on the ECEPC, and therefore potentially exit with the Princess Alice Hospice European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care and, in addition, academic credit (15 credits at level 6 or 7).
If you wish to take this option:
You will need to:
If you wish to pursue this option, contact Clair Sadler at the Princess Alice Hospice: Tel. 01372 461858 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This course may not be suitable for anyone currently grieving or facing bereavement.
Early Bird Rate
An ‘Early Bird’ (EB) rate will apply to bookings received 4 weeks prior to the course date.
*applies to Master Classes and Study Days