Post Graduate Training and Courses

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Post Graduate Training in Children’s Palliative Care is offered at the following institutions around the world:

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Université Catholique de Louvain (Brussels, Belgium) and Université Catholique de Lille (France)
Multi-university diploma

The first inter-university diploma in paediatric palliative care began in Brussels, Belgium in December 2014.

Organised by Université Catholique de Louvain (Brussels, Belgium) and Université Catholique de Lille (France), the courses include 120 hours of teaching, 5 days integration training and demands a final written essay.

It is opened to physicians, nurses, psychologists, and other professionals. A total of 56 teachers from different universities and hospitals are involved in the pedagogical team, all of whom are enthusiastic to share their expertise.

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NUI Galway in conjunction with the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, University College Dublin

Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Children’s Palliative / Complex Care) suitable for all general, intellectual disability, community haematology/oncology, children’s nurses or midwives. Delivered in a blended learning format by the School of Nursing & Midwifery. NUI Galway in conjunction with the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, University College Dublin.

Specific details

  • 2 years duration
  • Commencing September 2016
  • Online learning with workshops in NUI, Galway / UCD
  • Dedicated Specialist Clinical Facilitator

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Tel: 091 495353
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Download the flyer:  Childrens Palliative Complex Care

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Portuguese Catholic University
School of Public Health and Family Medicine

Courses run annually from October to May. The course has regular on-site sessions for a total duration of 124 hours. Students receive classes on principles and philosophy of paediatric palliative care, research, ethics, communication, grief and bereavement, spirituality, family support, service development and organization and symptom control. Classes consist of formal lectures, practical sessions and group discussions.
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University of Cape Town
School of Public Health and Family Medicine

This international Diploma programme is a 12-month course comprising one core module Palliative Care Principles (semester 1) and two elective modules – Clinical Palliative Care, Paediatric palliative Care (semester 2).

Students will choose one of these modules to study in Semester 2.
The PG Diploma provides entry qualification to the MPhil degree which includes completion of a research project and additional coursework modules.
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Mildmay, Uganda
Diploma in Paediatric Palliative Care

A training opportunity exists for a Diploma in Paediatric Palliative Care.  This is a 12 months’ work-based modular course. The course does not require one to resign his/her job but rather undertaken as one continues with their employment. The course develops students’ competencies in providing quality and holistic palliative care for children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses, and their families. It develops particular skills in managing and administering integrated Paediatric Palliative Care within a health care system as well as advocating for Paediatric Palliative Care by generating evidence and documenting best practice.

Eligibility: The course is open to recognised professionals in health and/or social care: Nurses, Doctors, Clinical Officers, Physiotherapists, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists and Spiritual Counselors among others.

Find out more: Paediatric Palliative Care Diploma Advert – Mildmay Uganda


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Cardiff University
Palliative Medicine/Palliative Care(MSc/PgDip)

Cardiff University offers two levels of qualification in Palliative Care/Medicine. The courses have been specifically designed for the varying needs of busy practitioners working in differing clinical settings across the globe.
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Coventry University
Paediatric Complex, Life-Limiting, End of Life Care

This course aims to assist health care practitioners and paramedics to understand the care required by children and their families when faced with a complex, end of life or life threatening illness.
The module is delivered via a web based learning tool cited on Coventry University’s web platform. Audio-visual presentations and other resources will be available on the university intranet to supplement your learning.
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See more Events and Training in the UK

Visit the Together for Short Lives Events and Training page


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EPEC – Pediatrics
EPEC – Pediatrics is a comprehensive adaptation of the EPEC curriculum designed to address the needs of children, their families, and pediatric oncology providers and other pediatric clinicians. It was developed by and continues to receive input from experts in several pediatric disciplines as well as parent advocate advisors. It consists of 23 core and 2 elective topics in pain and symptom management in palliative care. These topics are taught as a combination of 20 distance learning modules and 6 in-person conference sessions. This in-person conference is offered annually.
Find out more from the EPEC-Pediatrics website

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care Train-The-Trainer:

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care (ELNEC-PPC) was adapted from the ELNEC-Core curriculum to meet the unique needs of children and their families. The curriculum also includes perinatal and neonatal content.

Who can do the course?

  • Undergraduate and graduate pediatric nursing faculty
  • CE Providers and staff development educators working in pediatric settings
  • Hospice nurses
  • Homecare nurses
  • APRN/staff nurses working in pediatric acute care settings (i.e. oncology, medical/surgical, palliative care settings, NICU, PICU, clinics, etc.)
  • Other members of the pediatric interdisciplinary team are welcome to attend, with the understanding that the curriculum is written by nurses for nurses

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interest in end-of-life/palliative care
  • Commitment to implementation and dissemination of end-of-life/palliative care education within your institution or organization

Find out more from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website 


VISION OF HOPE: INTEGRATION OF PALLIATIVE CARE IN CHRONIC PEDIATRIC DISEASE

The Vision of Hope curriculum was motivated by a commitment to integrate the principles of pediatric palliative care (PPC) into the care of individuals living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) or Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).  The purpose of the curriculum is to provide institutions with evidence-based curricular materials based upon the IPPC model in order to integrate PPC concepts that will improve the quality of care for patients with SCD or DMD throughout their care continuum. The curriculum is designed to provide a training sequence of several PPC principles relevant to interdisciplinary team members. Curriculum objectives include exploring knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to patient and family care for a variety of disciplines and any level of PPC knowledge and experience.

Find out more about this free online resource from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics website

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