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The aim of this modular programme is to enable you to pursue in-depth study of aspects of palliative medicine, to analyse critically the evidence base of current practice as it applies to your work environment, and to acquire the skills to enhance your teaching and pursue clinical research in palliative care. The programme aims to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the palliative care of patients with advanced incurable malignant and non-malignant disease. Programme Structure The MSc is part-time and runs for two years, with one entry point every two years in the Autumn term. There are six core modules and four optional modules. You are required to undertake all core modules, and two optional modules. Each module consists of a taught component together with guided private study, and each module has a formal assignment. You are also required to undertake a personal research project. Core units * Communications Skills * Loss and Bereavement * Medicine, Law and Ethics * Oncology * Pain Management in Advanced Disease * Symptom Control in Advanced Disease Optional units In addition, you must select two of the following optional units: * Management * Opioid Pharmacology * Research Methods * Teaching and Presentation Skills You must obtain 180 credits for the award of the MSc. Completion of each of the core and optional modules results in 15 credits, whilst completion of the research project results in 60 credits. Each of the core and optional modules will require up to 100 hours of study (including the taught component).

The aim of this modular programme is to enable you to pursue in-depth study of aspects of palliative medicine, to analyse critically the evidence base of current practice as it applies to your work environment, and to acquire the skills to enhance your teaching and pursue clinical research in palliative care. The programme aims to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the palliative...

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