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Pallative Care QQI 5N3769 (Longford)

Palliative Care QQI Level 5 Minor Award 5N3769

Tutor : Patricia Cregg Masterson RGN

Ideal for Carers currently employed in a healthcare setting or planning a career in a healthcare setting who require a formal qualification with progression opportunities to Nursing Studies 5M4325, Health Service Skills (5M3782) and Healthcare Support (5M4339).

This QQI Palliative Care module is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills of the palliative care approach to enable them to care for the person diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and, in the last days of a person’s life and also his/her family in a dignified and holistic way.

Learners who successfully complete this module will:

  • provide holistic care for persons diagnosed with a life- limiting illness and in the last days of a person’s life and also for their families, carers and significant others
  • communicate effectively with persons with a life-limiting illness and in the last days of a person’s life and also with their families, carers and significant others
  • enhance the quality of life of the person with a life- limiting illness
  • recognise and respect the uniqueness of each person’s approach to death
  • work effectively as part of the healthcare team.

Course Modules

Unit 1: Working a Palliative Care Approach
Unit 2: Communication Skills
Unit 3: Death & Dying
Unit 4: Bereavement Care 

Qualifications Gained

QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Palliative Care Support QQI 5N3769 . Palliative Care Support is an optional module for the Major Award Nursing Studies 5M4325, Health Service Skills (5M3782) and Healthcare Support (5M4339).

Entry Requirements

Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences

Students must be competent in both written and spoken English. – As part of the assessment criteria for this course students’ will need to carry out practical demonstrations, all candidates who enrol for this programme must have the agreement from their supervisor/manager in the work place to oversee their practical work.

Garda Vetting will be required.

Assessment

Assessment is by way of practical skills demonstration and theory based assignments.

Learner Record 70%

A learner record is the learner’s self-reported and self-reflective record in which he/she describes specific learning experiences, activities, responses and skills acquired.

Assignment 30%

An assignment is an exercise carried out in response to a brief with specific guidelines as to what should be included. An assignment is usually of short duration and may be carried out over a specified period of time.