School of Nursing & Midwifery

Palliative Care

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 10

Palliative Care 15 SCQF Credits Level 10
This course will enable you to make evidence informed decisions and lead on palliative care issues across the patient journey in community settings.
This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Contact us for dates
Course Length
16 weeks
  • The evidence related to palliative care and how this supports holistic needs assessment for the patient and their family
  • The management and palliation of physical and psychological symptoms
  • The therapeutic and supportive role of health and social care professionals in developing and leading care
  • Partnership working with patients, carers and the wider team
  • Professional and ethical issues in palliative care

This module is delivered by Online Distance Learning using the University's Virtual Learning Environment, CampusMoodle, using methods including online chat, virtual classroom and discussion forums. You will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.


This course is assessed through written assignment.

Academic Support

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Study Skills Support


This module is suitable for registered nurses, midwives, health and social care professionals and other individuals who work with communities or with people palliative care needs, their families and/or carers.

Normally, you are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, you are encouraged to make contact and discuss your circumstances.


UK/EU Students: £625

International Students: £1,000

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Nursing CPD team and we'll do our best to help.

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

University Wide Facilities


Apply for School of Nursing and Midwifery short courses by requesting an application pack by email.

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Nursing CPD team and we'll do our best to help.