Principles of Paediatric Palliative Care Course

Start date
7 March 2018
End date
8 June 2018
Start time
End time
University of Birmingham
Nicki Fitzmaurice, Deputy Head of Nursing, Lead for Palliative and Bereavement Care Services, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Contact email

Module Overview
This inter-professional module will enable practitioners working within paediatric palliative care to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills of the nature and scope of paediatric palliative care. You will explore and examine a range of subjects including grief and loss, cultural issues and inter-professional working and the impact these have on palliative care. You will also be supported in developing their knowledge of professional, legal and ethical issues in paediatric palliative care.

Module Attendance Required
Lectures will be delivered on-line via Adobe Connect webinar with face-to-face lectures on weeks 1, 4 and 6. Although not mandatory, you are actively encouraged to attend these three face-to-face sessions.

Module Dates
2017/18 dates

  • Wednesday 7 March      9am-4pm University of Birmingham
  • Wednesday 14 March    On-line
  • Wednesday 28 March    On-line
  • Wednesday 11 April        9am-4pm University of Birmingham
  • Wednesday 2 May          On-line
  • Wednesday 9 May          9am-4pm University of Birmingham

Formative assignment submission date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Summative assignment submission date: 10am Wednesday 20 June 2018

Method of teaching
Lectures both on-line via Adobe Connect webinar and face-to face (weeks 1, 4 and 6), on-line discussion forums, face-to-face tutorials.

3000 word reflective essay (100%).

Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Dr Sue Neilson

Entry requirements 
Applicants will have completed a course leading to a professional healthcare registration, have at least 36 months clinical experience, should normally hold an honours degree in their clinical field of practice.

Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development that shows an ability to study at Master’s level.            

Stand Alone Course 
This module can be taken as a stand alone course or CPD module.

Fee if taken as a stand alone course
A certificate of attendance will be provided if taken as a CPD module

Contact us

Dr Sue Neilson

Nicki Fitzmaurice, Deputy Head of Nursing, Lead for Palliative and Bereavement Care Services, Birmingham Women’s and  Children’s Hospital.  Contact email:

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