Studying this award will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills in the principles and practice of holistic palliative/end of life care and you will have the opportunity to critically analyse local and national influences on care and their implications for service delivery.
Undertaking each of the modules within this course will allow you the opportunity to cover a variety of skills important for your development as a qualified health and/or social care individual, in a way which helps you to bring together theory and practice. As a graduate nurse you will reflect a knowledgeable and enterprising approach to health and social care and adopt a critical, analytical and imaginative approach to your practice.
This Masters Programme will equip you, as a health and social care professional, with the necessary skills and knowledge required to ensure the highest possible standards of palliative/end of life care are provided to people with a life limiting progressive illness, including those with a malignant or non-malignant disease.
This Masters Programme also aims to enable practitioners to demonstrate expertise and advanced skills in the management of a case-load and/or healthcare staff in the support of people with a life limiting illness requiring palliative/end of life care.
This course aims to meet professional development needs in both the health and social care sectors relating to the provision of palliative and end of life care.
Links and knowledge from local, national and international research initiatives undertaken in the Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing and the wider University research institutions.
This Award is aimed at supporting opportunities for health and social care professionals to function with confidence in contemporary healthcare. Palliative/end of life care is about working across existing boundaries, moving into a new area of professional care, and consolidating new roles for a range of health and social care professionals who are involved in supporting people with progressive and incurable diseases. This award has been developed to address amongst other things, the End of Life Care Strategy (DoH 2008) which indicates that palliative and end of life care should be available to all individuals, irrespective of diagnosis.
In line with the National Service Framework for Long Term Conditions (DoH 2005), the award has been specifically designed to equip health and social care professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to constructively challenge, inform and lead the development of health and social care provision for people with a life limiting, progressive and incurable illness.
At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
The applicants will be required to hold a current professional registration to practice or equivalent if from overseas.
A first degree (2.2) in a related subject area. Students who do not have a first degree, but have successfully completed Level 6 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules, or who can provide evidence of their ability to pursue successfully the Post Graduate Certificate. For example; completion of an approved preparation course for level 7 study. Such applicants will be invited to discuss individual needs with the programme leader to determine suitability for study at master’s level
If English is not the applicant’s first language, they will need to have a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 7.0 or above in each of the IELTS categories.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number . A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.
University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay.