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Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care (HE7) AdvDip (CPD)

Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care (HE7) AdvDip (CPD)

Key information

Qualification type

Advanced Diploma

Subject areas

Care Of Dying (Nursing) Emergency Clinical Care

Course type


Course Summary

This course gives you the opportunity to develop your understanding of how effective symptom management can enhance quality of life for patients in palliative care. This programme aims to provide you with opportunities to evaluate research and concepts within symptom management, examine and develop resources to positively influence management of symptoms, and take the initiative when it comes to driving your own professional development. You’ll be expected to show awareness of multi-disciplinary teamwork in decision making and managing complex symptoms and be able to successfully identify, assess and plan for the holistic needs of service users, using therapeutic communication skills in health and social care settings.

Course Highlights: Our dedicated academic team has a wealth of experience working in health and social care settings and are engaged in relevant research, bringing their expertise and passion for service excellence to their teaching; This course is part of a professional development framework and the credits gained on completion of this course can be used towards the MSc Health and Social Care; The course is flexible and designed to fit in with a busy home or working life; As you study this course, you’ll be encouraged to develop employability skills, values and behaviours, such as the 6Cs, action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, respect and commitment to quality.

Key Features: We’ve been offering courses specifically designed to meet the needs of the health and social care sector for more than 30 years; We have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to change – our programmes respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), which is at the heart of the career and pay progression strand of Agenda for Change; The course curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure that contemporary theories are adopted; You may be given financial support by your employer to undertake this course, or you may be self-funded. You’ll need your employer’s support to complete this qualification because you’ll need access to a mentor (a colleague with relevant experience in end of life care). Career Opportunities: This Master's level course can contribute towards your professional development.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


15 weeks

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have completed at least one year’s full-time work experience post-qualifying in an appropriate health or social care related profession (e.g. nurse, allied health professional). They must also have appropriate current employment and access to a mentor (a colleague with relevant experience in end of life care).

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more

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