Palliative care has been defined as “the interdisciplinary care of patients and families focused on the relief of suffering and improving quality of life.” It has been widely advocated that ALL health care providers possess “primary palliative care skills,” including competencies such as pain/symptom assessment, social/spiritual assessment, illness/prognosis understanding, treatment options understanding, identification of patient-centered goals of care, and transition of care post-discharge.
The online Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care program is delighted to offer two courses from its curriculum to health professional students in Summer 2020:
- Principles and Practice of Hospice and Palliative Care (PALC 601)
- Symptom Management in Advanced Illness (PALC 605)
If the home institution is amenable, these three credit courses may be an opportunity for students to fulfill elective requirements.
Eligible students include students enrolled in an accredited school of pharmacy (rising P3 or P4), school of medicine (rising M3 or M4), school of nursing (Advance Practice candidate), school of social work (MSW candidate), or physician assistant program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Application deadline is May 18, 2020. Click on the instruction document for further information on how to apply.
As your studies continue, or after graduation, you are welcome to return and complete the graduate certificate option (if completed within three years) or the full Master of Science in Palliative Care (if completed within five years).
Hurry! The Application Deadline is Approaching
Be sure to submit your application by May 18, 2020 to take advantage of this special offer.