Short course

Adult Palliative Care (Hume)


  • $495 per day, per person
  • Prices are GST inclusive
  • The fees include course materials and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)


  • Pain Assessment & Management
    20 June 2019: 8:45AM - 5PM
  • Symptom Assessment & Management
    21 June 2019: 8:45AM - 5PM
  • Palliative Care in Non-Malignant Contexts
    24 June 2019: 8:45AM - 5PM
  • Family Centred Palliative Care
    25 June 2019: 8:45AM - 5PM


49 Graham Street
Conference Room 2, Building 696
Department of Rural Health
University of Melbourne
Shepparton VIC

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Phone:  +61 3 8344 0149
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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.

Discounts available
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.

These courses can also be undertaken as subjects as part of the award courses Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care or Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care for further details.

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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 ( 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.