The aims of this module are to:
- enable students to critically examine and explore issues centred on a range of symptoms which occur during both palliative and end of life phases of an illness utilising personal and clinical experiences supported by theoretical and research based evidence.
- develop problem solving and critical reasoning skills by adopting a problem based learning approach involving small group work and the development of an autonomous approach to self study. To propose developments for the enhancement of symptom management within their clinical practice for patients requiring palliative/end of life care
Key lectures will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge related to symptom management & how this relates to students` professional roles.
Seminars, group discussions and tutorials will be used to facilitate individual and group learning focused on synthesising subject knowledge and applying this to students own roles and services, examining how multi-agency and multi-professional support works to assess and manage referrals and care.
Directed study provides students with the opportunity to consolidate and apply the principles to their areas of practice.
Applicants should be registered healthcare practitioners.
Fees, finance and scholarships
2021/22: Standard part-time Postgraduate (PG) Health module
Fees are dependent upon the number of credits required.
- 10 credits - £568
- 20 credits - £1,136
- 30 credits - £1,705
- 40 credits - £2,170
- Dissertation Module (if applicable) £2,459
There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student. Though these are not essential to your programme of study you need to be aware of them as a student of the University. A list of the sort of costs you might expect can be found on our fees and finance section.
Health Education England may fund some health courses/modules at the University of Bradford for healthcare staff providing NHS services working within West Yorkshire and Harrogate, against organisational training priorities identified through the organisations training needs analysis.
You are therefore advised to contact the SSPRD Signatory within your organisation regarding their organisational training priorities.
See our fees and financial support section.
Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship. For full details, visit our scholarships section.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
This module will support your career progression in your chosen field. You can choose to build upon this module with further study that can lead to a full MSc award.