UCC CPD courses

Holistic Approach to Palliative Care IP5001


Fact File


This is a blended learning module with some face to face in Marymount Education Centre for health professionals to develop the learner’s palliative care knowledge, attitudes and skills, thus enabling the learner to apply the principles of palliative care in their clinical practice, to improve the quality of life of patients receiving palliative care and their families.

Module Content:   Holistic approach to palliative care; physical, psychological, sociological and spiritual aspects; pain and symptom management in palliative care; palliative care skills.

Module Objective: To develop the learner’s knowledge, attitudes in palliative care.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: 

  • Analyse the philosophy and principles of palliative care and their application to the clinical area
  • Discuss the assessment and management of pain and the main common symptoms experienced by palliative care patients
  • Critically analyse holistic individualised care of the patient and family in the provision of quality palliative care
  • Appreciate the importance of interpersonal skills in the provision of care to patients and families
  • Demonstrate the correct procedure to set up, administer and monitor a continuous subcutaneous infusion using the CME T34 syringe pump in palliative care in a classroom setting

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Blended Learning: 16 hrs Lectures / Workshop (Face to Face); 16 hrs e-learning; 68 hours assignment preparation and submission; self-directed learning.  This module will be offerred in Semesters via blended learning over two days.

IP5001 which will be offered twice in the academic year 2022-2023.  This course involves two contact dates.


Class Dates Venue 
SEM I  28/9/22, 12/10/22 On-line via MS Teams
SEM II  8/2/23, 1/3/23 On-line via MS Teams



  • A primary degree or an equivalent experience in a relevant health care discipline* to be approved by the Programme Team.
  • Registration or eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional healthcare registration body.
  • Ideally candidates should have a minimum of one year post qualification experience in healthcare provision.

*A relevant health care discipline includes but is not limited to medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, audiology, physiotherapy, psychology, and social studies.

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €497.50 for EU applicants. 

There is also a €35 application fee payable through the UCC Apply portal.

How Do I Apply

Applications for this module are now open.

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.

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