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What will I learn?

The Master of Palliative Care aims to provide an opportunity for individuals from any professional background who are working in palliative care or a related area to deepen and extend their knowledge base in palliative and supportive care within a global context.

The course is designed to enable practitioners to select a series of topics built on core material that will assist them to address particular needs within their discipline and clinical setting. In addition, the course aims to develop independent critical thinkers who will be able to contribute to the appraisal, assessment and problem-solving required of a multidisciplinary/multi-professional team.

The course aims to provide students with opportunities to begin to develop as researchers who are able to communicate research evidence to professional communities.

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • critically appraise palliative care theory, research, ethics and the professional literature, further extending the students'' knowledge and skills in this area
  • demonstrate skills in critical analysis and self evaluate their own professional practice, theory and/or different bodies of knowledge
  • critically discuss issues and recent development related to providing health care services to the person with a life limiting illness
  • develop and complete a piece of independent intellectual work which adds to the existing body of knowledge in the area of palliative care
  • develop the skills to publish within the peer reviewed literature and
  • develop and implement the skills for a deep and lifelong approach to learning within the context of palliative and supportive care.

Your career

Palliative and end-of-life care are developing at local and national levels within multiple health care settings. Organisations require practitioners with the specialist skills and attitudes provided by this course, whether experienced practitioners or graduates with basic palliative care skills. Graduates can find careers in areas ranging from rural and remote, acute, community, acute hospitals and aged care settings, to palliative care units and hospice care.

Potential employers include:

  • hospitals
  • hospices
  • nursing homes
  • community care.

Which department am I in?

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

CRICOS

024776J

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,500.00 (20,07,495) per year
Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,

BEDFORD PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,500.00 (20,07,495) per year
Start date

28 February 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge (CAE): Pass grade of B2; Occupational English Test (OET): 300 Writing, 300 Speaking, 300 Reading, 300 Listening.

For international students

Applicants must normally hold an approved health-related bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

Applicants for the masters must also have at least two years’ experience in palliative care, aged care or in a related field.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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