The University of Glasgow

Palliative Care

University of Glasgow
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Rank: 19 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: University of Glasgow


Study mode distance learning (part-time)

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 36 months

Intl fees: £13050


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This programme is for professionals caring for patients with life-threatening or incurable illness. Students will expand, enhance and develop their knowledge through reviewing a broad range of published literature related to Palliative Care. There is a focus on non-malignant disease, frailty and multi-morbidity to reflect the changing patient demographic. Students will further develop their skills in critical analysis of core concepts along with symptom control, leadership, communication and holistic care. Students' expertise will be enhanced by projects that will take place in their own clinical environment. This part-time online distance learning (ODL) programme will support graduates in becoming clinical and academic leaders in the field of Palliative Care with a qualification from a world top 100 university.WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • 1st in the UK for Medicine (Complete University Guide 2021).
  • Emphasis on learning embedded in clinical practice.
  • Areas covered include symptom-control, communication skills, patient-centred care, leadership and effectiveness.
  • Taught by a team of clinicians with a wide range of clinical and educational experience, delivered as an online distance learning programme.
  • Delivered by experts in the field of palliative care using a multi-modal teaching approach which includes lectures, seminars, and online forums.
  • Tailored for students to reflect on implementing knowledge and skills in their own workplace in the UK or internationally.
  • Assessments are geared to acquiring work, academic and leadership skills and confidence to help students grow in their roles.
PROGRAMME STRUCTUREThe programme is taken over three years by online distance learning with exit points at:
  • PgCert - (60 credits, year 1 courses)
  • PgDip - (120 credits, years 1 & 2 courses)
  • MSc - (180 credits, years 1 & 2 courses plus dissertation,three years in total)
The programme is delivered online and consists of core courses as detailed below. Learning is exclusively via a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE) with emphasis on the research and governance principles which underpin contemporary practice, as well as leadership and management skills. The MSc/PGDip courses in year 1 are designed to introduce the skills required to complete the course and apply evidence-based practice. Students will also start the in depth exploration of core clinical subjects in palliative care and begin to produce independent pieces for submission online. In year 2, MSc/PGDip students will further enhance their knowledge of core subjects and be introduced to leadership and management principles as well as clinical governance and quality improvement in palliative care. In year 3, MSc/PGDip students will write a dissertation around a topic of their choice allowing them to use the skills of academic enquiry learned.Core CoursesYear 1SYMPTOM CONTROL IN CHANGING POPULATIONSSYMPTOM CONTROLTHEMES IN PALLIATIVE CAREYear 2ADVANCED COMMUNICATION AND ETHICSCLINICAL LEADERSHIP AND EFFECTIVENESSRESEARCH METHODS FOR PALLIATIVE CAREYear 3PALLIATIVE CARE DISSERTATION (MSC students only)


Entry requirements

To apply, you will need: A relevant education qualification at bachelor's level 2, in medicine (mbchb or equivalent), nursing (bn, bsc or equivalent), pharmacology, physiotherapy or other health care professions and/or professional registration. AND Relevant clinical experience. Candidates will need to provide two professional/academic references confirming their suitability for the course.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no sub less than 6)

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About this university

International students

Students travel from around the world to study at the university and its website has country-specific information available. The International Student Support Team is a dedicated advisory service to help students on a range of subjects including immigration, finding employment and dealing with financial matters. For those to whom English isn’t a first language there is also English language courses available through the University Language Centre who also provide language support during the length of study. Student life is organised differently at Glasgow than many universities meaning there isn’t a single student association but rather a number covering different areas. There are two separate student’s unions, dating from the times when one was for male students and the other for female, called the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and the Queen Margaret Union (QMU). There is also a Students Representative Council that is the legal body representing students’ interests in the university and in wider terms. The two unions organise a number of social and cultural groups and events including providing facilities for debating, dining, socialising and meeting rooms. Sports are handled by the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) that operates both sports clubs as well as fitness classes and drop in sessions.

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