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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Care Of Dying (Nursing)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our Palliative Care courses will give you the skills to critically appraise research and evidence on palliative care, conduct high quality research, improve clinical practice and develop services across the world. You can study this as an MSc, PG Diploma or PG Certificate. Whichever you choose, you will have world-class teaching at one of the strongest centres of palliative care research in the world and the only purpose-built institute for palliative care.

Delivered by King’s College London’s Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care and St Christopher’s Hospice the course will give you the skills you need to evaluate research and evidence in issues of palliative care to inform your clinical practice and your service development. Our primary aim is to improve your ability, competence and confidence to care for patients with advanced disease, and for their families. This requires you to be able to critically evaluate evidence of the effectiveness, appropriateness and acceptability of existing interventions and services, both medical and psychosocial. This course is multi-disciplinary and multiprofessional. You will learn alongside palliative care professionals from across the world and from all disciplines at the Cicely Saunders Institute. We have students from a wide range of disciplines and professions including doctors, chaplains, nurses, social workers and physiotherapists. You will develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the many clinical, social, psychosocial, and ethical issues which surround palliative care, and how to assess and deal with them.



Many of our graduates have gone on to become leaders in their field, to make significant contributions to patient and family care and to influence palliative care policy locally, nationally and internationally. Many have used this course to progress their careers from specialist training registrars in palliative medicine to challenging and exciting consultant posts in hospital, hospice and community settings, and a growing number of clinical nurse specialists are now nurse consultants. Increasing numbers go on to conduct PhDs in palliative care related areas and the course has given to some exciting opportunities to conduct high quality research which has successfully been disseminated at scientific meetings or high quality, peer-reviewed journals.

Different course options

Full time | King's College London, University of London | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-20

Modules

This module aims to describe and illustrate the methods available for research in palliative care, leaving students able to understand, appraise and develop sound research studies. Common research methods in palliative care are reviewed, including systematic literature reviews, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, clinical trials, epidemiological methods, survey design, economic analysis, and integration of methods in palliative care research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a degree in medicine, nursing or dentistry or a 2:1 degree in life sciences or social sciences. You must also have experience of working in palliative care or an associated area, eg clinical or social care research.