UCC CPD courses

Holistic Approach to Palliative Care IP5001


Fact File


This is a blended learning module 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 Semester 1 via blended learning over two days.

This course involves two contact dates  - dates to be confirmed. 

Awaiting confirmation of class dates for 2020/21

Class Dates Venue 
Wednesday 28th October 2020 9.00-17.30


(Lecture Room, Marymount)

Wednesday 25th November 2020 9.00-17.30


(Auditorium, Marymount)



  • 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. There is also a €35 application fee. 

How Do I Apply

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below:


Application Form:

 CPD Module Application Form 2020/21

 Download and complete the application form at the link below.

  1. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  2. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal.
  3. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

Applications for this module are now open.


CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie