The Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care in Aged Care is a 36-unit program offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences on a Commonwealth Supported basis. The course articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care in Aged Care and the Master of Palliative Care in Aged Care and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the awards. Students who hold the graduate certificate or graduate diploma receive credit for topics towards the Master of Palliative Care in Aged Care. The program can be undertaken full-time in two semesters or equivalent part-time.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care in Aged Care
, a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Students undertake the following 24 units of core topics:
Introduction to Social Gerontology
Principles of Clinical Gerontology
Psychological Dimensions of Ageing
Multidisciplinary Gerontology Assessment
Palliative Care in Aged Care Settings
Palliative Clinical Management A
Palliative Clinical Management B
Communication at the End of Life A
Mental Health and the Older Person
Medication and Ageing
Oncology for Palliative Care
Spiritual and Cultural Aspects of Palliative Care
Communication at the End of Life B
Suffering, Futility and Ethics and Rehabilitation in Palliative Care
Palliative Care for Indigenous Populations - Health, Culture and Society
Except with permission of the Faculty Board:
* the course must be completed full-time within two consecutive semesters or part-time within six consecutive semesters. A lesser period may be set for students granted credit for previous studies.
* no topic may be attempted more than twice.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in 18 units or more, or the award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion, may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.