Fundamentals of Palliative Care

Course type Study level Entry requirements
Non-Accredited Professional Development Health Care Professional

Palliative Care: The Essentials

This two day course covers the principles, policy and stands of palliative care. Practice issues include an overview of malignant and non-malignant palliative diseases, symptom management and caring for an imminently dying person.

The above short course also 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.

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Course fees

  • The course fee for 2019 is $900 + GST (2 day course)
  • The fees include course materials and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
  • All short course attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance, identifying the number of CPD hours for the course
  • 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.

Date and times

See below

Study mode

Face-to-face intensive delivery over a 2 day program.


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

Date and times

Course nameDateTime
Palliative Care: The Essentials 7 & 8 February 2019 8:45AM - 5PM


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

  • 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, Co-Ordinator Education & Project Officer for Victorian Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Collaborative, Centre for Palliative Care
  • Experts from other institutions and services are also involved in the delivery of the program.

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