Course Description

Certificate in Science in Palliative and End of Life Care

A 13-week, 30 credit Certificate designed for professionals working in areas that cater for people with palliative and/or end of life care needs. We are now accepting applications for the September 2024 intake.

This programme provides for those who wish to develop competence in caring for persons and their families requiring palliative and end of life care.

The suite of modules are designed for all professionals who are working in areas that cater for persons with palliative and/or end of life care needs.

Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from all professionals such as;





social workers

occupational therapists

speech therapists

health care assistants





support sta?

Applicants do not have to work in a specialist palliative care area to apply.

CollegeAtlantic Technological University
Course LocationCastlebar, Mayo
Course CategoryCare Assistance, Medicine & Healthcare
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Duration1 year
Entry RequirementsThe entry requirements for undertaking this programme are: Honours Degree (H2.2) in any health or social care discipline or recognised cognate professional quali?cation. A minimum of one year's experience in delivering a palliative care approach within practice within the last two years. Be employed for the duration of the course in an area where the principles of palliative care are operationalized when caring for individuals with life threatening illness and their families. An example of such may be; Acute Hospitals, community hospitals, care homes, private practice, hospice and community health centers. Applicants other than nurses, must be employed in a practice area which allows interaction with patients who have palliative/end of life care needs and, where appropriate, be registered with their respective professional body. Additional entry requirements speci?c to nurses: Current registration on the appropriate division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland live register; Currently working a minimum of 78 hours per month. Be employed in a clinical area that is approved by NMBI.
Carear PathHaving completed this programme graduates will have developed enhanced contextual, cultural and professional insights into palliative and end of life care and will be equipped with a set of skills that will have a direct impact in the quality of care o?ered to persons and families in need of palliative and end of life care in your work area. These roles vary across the spectrum of health and social care. Graduates of this programme will advance their career prospects in terms of promotion eligibility and post-graduate training. This may be in areas of management, practice development and/or specialist clinical areas such as palliative care.
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Course Provider

Atlantic Technological University

ATU Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW, ATU Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway City, Galway, Ireland

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Atlantic Technological University
ATU Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW
ATU Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway City, Galway
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