The University of Melbourne’s Adult Palliative Care courses provide an ideal introduction into essential aspects of palliative care. Courses are highly practical and delivered face-to-face at the university’s Shepparton Medical Centre, in partnership with the Centre for Palliative Care.
Throughout these full-day sessions, you will learn from leading clinicians renowned for their passion and expertise in the field. Upon completion, you will gain a certificate of continuing professional development (CPD) hours.
Be one of the first 20 enrolments for 2019 and receive a study discount thanks to the Hume Region Palliative Care Consortium.
We have four one-day courses available at our Shepparton campus:
Pain Assessment Management in Palliative Care
Explore the pathophysiology of pain, evidence to guide practice, how to clinically assess pain/s, pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies for managing pain and case study discussions.
Symptom Assessment Management in Adult Palliative Care
Examine fatigue, gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting, cachexia and anorexia, constipation, delirium, respiratory symptoms and a "Pandora's box" of other symptoms.
Palliative Care in Non-Malignant Contexts
Understand challenges related to dementia, HIV/AIDS, aged care, paediatric illnesses and neurodegenerative disorders.
Family Centred Palliative Care and Cultural Issues
Learn clinical and conceptual frameworks, cultural aspects of care, how to prepare family carers for their role and conduct family meetings, support and services for carers, and bereavement support strategies.
20 course discounts of $225.00 are available thanks to the Hume Region Palliative Care Consortium.
- The workplace must be in the Hume Region (exceptions apply)
- The first 20 eligible health professionals to email will receive a discount code to apply at the time of booking
- Contact Belinda Usher (TLemail@example.com) to find out more regarding the discount.
The Centre for Palliative Care
Courses have been developed in partnership with the Centre for Palliative Care (CPC), which is part of St Vincent’s Hospital and a collaborative partner of the University of Melbourne. The Centre plays a state-wide role in palliative care education, with a focus on ensuring education is multidisciplinary and delivered by experts in their field.
Who should apply?
These courses are relevant for a wide range of health practitioners including doctors, general practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals who work in a range of care settings including paediatric care, aged care, acute care, community care, palliative care and cancer care.
Academic and teaching team
Professor Peter Hudson
Director, Centre for Palliative Care and Professor (Hon), University of Melbourne and Professor (Hon), Vrije University Brussels
Associate Professor Mark Boughey
Centre for Palliative Care and Director, Palliative Medicine St Vincent's (Melbourne)
Ms Karen Quinn
Coordinator Education & Project Officer for Victorian Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Collaborative, Centre for Palliative Care
This course is presented in partnership with Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and the School of Health Sciences.