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Palliative Care CPD courses

2 September 2020

Palliative Care Cardiff CPD

Did you know that the University offers a range of CPD courses, postgraduate level modules and an MSc in aspects of Palliative Care? We have created a suite of courses developed and run by experts from the School of Medicine, which are suitable for doctors and healthcare professionals working with patients with end-of-life conditions.

There are many courses and programmes in Palliative Care, including a 2-day Integrated Palliative Care course, which has been updated to reflect the new challenges in end-of-life care due to the ongoing pandemic.

Dates will be available for many courses shortly, and in the meantime you can register your interest, in order to be the first to hear when bookings open.

We have also created a booklet, which contains information about all the different courses available for healthcare professionals working in palliative care, as well as some additional courses you may be interested in - such as Leadership and Management skills, the Cardiff LBA, Lean working and Project Management courses. You can download the booklet here:

Palliative Care booklet (English)

This booklet provides details of all the CPD opportunities in palliative and end-of-life care at Cardiff University.

Palliative Care short courses

Integrated Palliative Care (2 days)

The MSc/Diploma delivery team have developed this 2-day face-to-face CPD course as a response to the rising morbidity and mortality of incurable conditions. It provides a good grounding in palliative medicine and care, covering: cancer, dementia, end stage respiratory and end stage cardiac conditions.

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Palliative Care Update (1 day)

This is a condensed version of our integrated palliative care course. We have developed this course as we are aware that GPs and healthcare staff cannot always be released for 2 days, yet the need for upskilling and updating in palliative care remains very necessary.

Coming soon

Masterclass in Palliative Care (OxCERPC)

Approved by the Royal College of Physicians - 5 CPD points

Derived from the internationally renowned Oxford Advanced Course in Pain and Symptom Management. For more than thirty years, professionals working in palliative care around the world have updated and expanded their knowledge and skills via the Oxford Advanced Course in Pain and Symptom Management. Now, in partnership with Oxford’s Sobell House Hospice, we’ve developed a one-day Palliative Care Masterclass based on this course.

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Problem Solving in Paediatric Palliative Care

A Masters level short course, organised in collaboration with Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice and the All Wales Managed Clinical Network for Children’s Palliative Care. The vision of the course is to improve patient care by delivering accessible education through which we aim to support health-care professionals to problem-solve in paediatric palliative care, whatever their setting or area of interest.

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Community Oncology (kindly funded by MacMillan Cancer Support)

This course is a response to the need for increasing the awareness of community health care practitioners about cancer - recognition, diagnosis and referral. Cancer treatments are at their most effective and patients have the most options, the earlier a diagnosis is made. The complications of cancer and its treatment need early recognition and manage

Coming soon

Postgraduate taught modules

We offer a select range of postgraduate level modules that can be taken on a standalone basis. Many of the modules are designed specifically for professionals already working in the field who need to keep their knowledge and skills up to date.

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Palliative Medicine for Healthcare Professionals (MSc)

Duration: 3 years, part time distance learning

This multidisciplinary programme is designed for healthcare professionals wishing to advance their knowledge of the management of patients with non-curable and terminal illness.

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Short CPD courses

Our suite of Project and Programme Management courses are suitable for medical professionals who manage projects as part of their role. We are currently offering two virtual learning project management courses:

PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner eLearning and virtual workshop

This blended eLearning workshop offers a comprehensive and practical understanding of the PRINCE2® project management method and prepares delegates for the Foundation and Practitioner examinations, which are taken as part of the programme.

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Project Management 3-day live online course

During this virtual workshop, you will be introduced to some fundamentals of project management, as well as the importance of having the right governance and organisation structures in place for effective decision making.

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Executive Education courses

The University offers a range of Executive Education courses, including in Lean Six Sigma and the Cardiff LBA (Leadership and Business Administration).

Find out more

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about any of these courses and programmes of study, please contact us and we'll be happy to discuss in more detail:

Continuing Professional Development Unit

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We offer a suite of short CPD courses and postgraduate programmes in Palliative Care.