Similar to our MSc Advanced Practice course, this route allows you to apply advanced practice to the specialisation of palliative care.
For a qualified nurse currently working in palliative care, this course provides the opportunity to take the next step to an advanced career role. You'll gain an in depth understanding of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to practice at an advanced level, as well as the ability to critically appraise relevant health and social policy.
You'll also acquire the knowledge and skills you need to address ethical and professional issues, such as the multi-dimensional needs of patients and their families, the interdependent roles of the multi-professional team within palliative care, and the philosophical and methodological underpinning of research applied to palliative care practice.
As a graduate specialising in palliative care, you will enjoy increased employment opportunities in the nursing profession.
You'll develop a combination of theoretical and practical skills in this course, including critical thinking when considering the issues associated with practice, knowledge of research methods and their application, and efficient approaches to time management, prioritisation and workload planning. You will also examine the social, cultural, ethical and political influences on developments within palliative care from a national and global perspective.