Continuing Education in Palliative Care - holistic care at the end of life, step I
2009-2010 - VIU8001 - 30 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The student:
- Provide palliative care for individuals with incurable disease, demonstrating respect for the patient's and family's choices, preferences and individuality
- Function as knowledgeable and competent collaborators in the multi-disciplinary health care team
- Use appropriate resource and networks to obtain information and gain knowledge
- Build clinical practice on research and evidence based data
- Apply effective methods of symptom control, based on assessment of the patient/family situation and preferences
- Work effectively to relieve suffering and promote comfort


- Educational philosophy and learning methods
- Dignity at the end-of-life
- Symptoms and symptom management
- Communication and relationships
- Comfort and well-being
- Resources and frameworks

Teaching Methods

Group works
Net Support Learning
Mandatory assignments

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Evaluation by other students and individual studies

Form(s) of Assessment

Oral exam, individually

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Oral Presentation

Grading Scale


Coursework Requirements

Oral Proposal
Written paper to the student's portfolio, reflection log