Course delivery Dynamic course delivery will provide a supportive learner-centred program. Workshops will be complimented by the use of online web-based activities and personal study. The course will be delivered ﬂexibly to address the needs of Prescribed text book Introduction to rural and remote participants. Therapeutic Guidelines. Palliative Care. Version 2 Available at: www.tg.org.au Palliative Care Course length: 13 weeks $39.00 each + postage $7.50 Short Course Online with Tutor Support: Course costs School of Nursing and Midwifery Four full-day interactive workshops Short Courses Program (10 am – 4.30 pm) at Monash University, • $1000 per participant (including GST) February – May 2010 Gippsland, Churchill campus • Discount available to applicants Workshop dates for 2010: employed by services within the Gippsland February 17, March 10, April 14 and May 5 Region Palliative Care Consortium: $850 per participant (including GST) Clinical component Ten days mentor guided competency development. • Clinical component: Funded by employer Clinical time may take the form of time release Class size limited to 30 per intake. or acknowledgement of relevant competency development by the participant’s mentor during Course enquiries normal work activities. Katrina Recoche (Lecturer) Assessment School of Nursing and Midwifery • Workshop participation and interaction Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Four online quizzes Course registration enquiries • Clinical competency Karen Cordell School of Nursing and Midwifery • Essay (optional) Email: email@example.com Tel: +61 3 9904 4378 “I have enjoyed the workshops, discussing, learning Fax: +61 3 9904 4130 and reinforcing my passion in palliative care.” This course uses resources developed by the Palliative Care Curriculum “I believe I will be a better nurse because I have for Undergraduate Students (PCC4U) project funded by the Australian already gained conﬁdence, reinforcement and new Government Department of Health and Ageing. knowledge to enhance my nursing skills.” Disclaimer: The information in this brochure was correct at the time of publication. Monash University reserves the right to alter this information should the need arise. CRICOS provider: Monash University 00008C. December 2009. TSG240288 Introduction to Palliative Care Short Course Palliative care is part of Prerequisites Course objectives In completing this short course, participants will Year 12 or equivalent good healthcare provision. Short course participants must have an employer be able to: who is supportive of the student undertaking the • Communicate effectively in the context of an In response to service demand, this exciting program and is willing to provide clinical activities individuals responses to loss and grief, existential new course has been developed to improve and a clinical mentor. challenges, uncertainty and changing goals of care. the capacity of healthcare providers to Pre-registration support people approaching end of life, Please discuss your interest in undertaking the • Appreciate and respect the diverse human and clinical responses of each individual throughout and their families. National guidelines for Introduction to Palliative Care Short Course and their illness trajectory. the palliative care education of generalist selecting an appropriate mentor with your employer. If you do not have access to an appropriate mentor health professionals and the national • Describe the principles of assessment in your workplace, please contact the Gippsland standards for the provision of palliative Region Palliative Care Consortium for assistance. and management of clinical and supportive care underpin this course. care needs. www.gha.net.au/pc Recognition • Reﬂect and evaluate their own professional The Introduction to Palliative Care Short and personal experiences and recognise their Course is recommended for nurses from all Participants will be issued with a certiﬁcate cumulative impact on self and others. of completion. ﬁelds of practice, personal care attendants, and allied health professionals. Learning modules As a participant in this course you will be • Module 1: Principles of palliative care. challenged by an innovative approach to learning based on best practice principles, • Module 2: Communication in palliative care. in line with health policy direction. Participants of this short course who wish • Module 3: Principles for clinical assessment and intervention in palliative care. to develop the skills of a specialist palliative care nurse or other health professional will be encouraged to enter specialist • Module 4: Optimising function in palliative care. postgraduate studies.
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