Short course

Contemporary Approaches to Bereavement


  • $990 per person (2-day course)
  • Fees are GST inclusive
  • Fees include course materials and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)


Historical, Theoretical and Developmental Perspectives on Bereavement
21 & 22 February 2019
9AM - 5PM


Graduate House
220 Leicester St, Carlton, Melbourne, Australia, 3053

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Phone: +61 3 8344 0149

Historical, Theoretical and Developmental Perspectives on Bereavement

This two day course will examine a range of theoretical approaches to bereavement. Drawing on contemporary theory and evidence-based practice the subject will consider the bereavement needs of special populations.

This short course forms part of our award courses. Please see Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care or Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care for further details.

All short course attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance, identifying the number of CPD hours for the course.

Please note

  • Programs will only run if a minimum number of participants is achieved. Priority for place is given to award students
  • Spaces are strictly limited.


The Centre for Palliative Care (CPC) has a state-wide role in palliative care education, with a focus on ensuring education is multidisciplinary and delivered by experts in their field who may be drawn from multiple institutions around Victoria as appropriate. The goals for CPC in regard to palliative care education are to:

  • Increase general understanding and skill in palliative care through education and training of the general health workforce
  • Develop future leaders in palliative care through programs designed to increase the number of palliative care specialists, and through facilitating opportunities for networking, peer support and leadership development.

Who should apply

The programs are relevant for doctors (including 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

  • Mr Chris Hall
    Director, Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

This course is presented in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and the School of Health Sciences.