Palliative and End of Life Care

Palliative and End of Life Care aims to promote quality of life for those with life-limiting illness and their families across a range of health, social and home care settings. Through studying this module and acquiring the requisite knowledge and skills, health professionals can apply knowledge and understanding of palliative and end-of-life care in their practice.

This module is delivered at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

Module Code NM6997
Level 6
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions


The aims of the module are to:

  • Explore the art and science of palliative care and its interface with other disciplines to effect high-quality care with a sound evidence base.
  • Apply the principles and practice of palliative care specific to your own client group.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse the concept of palliative care and its role in the management of people with life-limiting illness.
    Contextualise contemporary palliative care in meeting the needs of individuals and their carers.
  • Critically evaluate how the psycho-social effects of diagnosis and/or treatment options for patients and carers influence practice.
  • Critically appraise the evidence base of a range of approaches to symptom management and their application in practice.
  • Critically explore potential ethico-legal issues affecting people with life-limiting illness and their application to practice.
  • Explore and apply communication strategies to effectively manage a therapeutic environment in palliative care.
  • With reference to practice, evaluate the role of the multiprofessional team in palliative care.


KSF – Core Dimensions

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:
1 Communication  
2 Personal and People Development 
3 Health, Safety and Security 
4 Service Improvement  
5 Quality   
6 Equality and Diversity


For further information on the module,
please contact:
For application information,
please contact:

Debbie Wyatt
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Riverside Campus
Castle Drive
Chester CH1 1SL

T: 01244 511657

Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester, CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000