Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care

Do you currently care for people with life limiting illness and their families?

Would you like to improve your skills and knowledge to better meet the needs of adults with a life-limiting illness including cancer and chronic diseases?

Have you considered undertaking some formal training in Palliative Care?

The University of Melbourne  is now taking enrolments for the Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care being delivered at the University of Melbourne, Shepparton campus* in 2019.

The subjects selected to deliver are:

·         Fundamentals of Palliative Care

·         Adult Palliative Care

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* The Therapeutic Communications module will be delivered at the University of Melbourne – Melbourne Campus. All other modules will be delivered at the Shepparton campus.

Presenters will be from both Melbourne and regional for Hume region program.

The course shall only proceed in the Hume Region where minimum numbers for enrolment are achieved.

Subsidy Information

The Hume Region Palliative Care Consortia (HPCC) is coordinating a subsidy program to provide some financial assistance towards course fee. The aim of the subsidy is to bring the course cost for regional delivery as near to the course cost being delivered in Melbourne.

The subsidy is at minimum $800. This amount may increase and is dependent on the number of enrolments and applications. The maximum course subsidy is $1,000.

Subsidies are open to all professionals enrolled in the Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care being delivered at the Shepparton Campus of the University of Melbourne.

Further information is available in the Background and application process guide.

The HPCC Subsidy application close date has been extended to 5.00pm 1st March 2019

Subsidy background and application process 2019

Subsidy application form 2019

Short Course Option

The subjects can also be available as short courses.

Fundamentals of Palliative Care

– Palliative Care: The Essentials  – 14 & 15 March 2019
University of Melbourne – Shepparton Campus

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Adult Palliative Care

University of Melbourne – Shepparton Campus

Pain Assessment & Management in Palliative Care – 20 June 2019

Symptom Assessment & Management in Adult Palliative Care – 21 June 2019

Palliative Care in Non-Malignant Contexts – 24 June 2019

Family Centred Palliative Care and Cultural Issues – 25 June 2019

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