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End of Life Care for All - Level 6 - AC6725
Dates: TBC

**This module has been delivered for the 19/20 academic year. Dates and applications will be available for the 20/21 delivery at the end of June 2020. Please check back soon.**

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application.

As part of your application you will need to upload a copy of your completed study leave approval form. If you do not attach your approval form to your application or it is incomplete this will delay your application and may impact you being offered a place on the module. Instructions on how to do this are in the guidance notes.





If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

Designed for practitioners who care for patients at the end of life, this module will enable you to develop specialist knowledge of end of life care in both the cancer patient and patients suffering diseases other than cancer. This module will enable you to critically examine your practice when caring for this vulnerable group of patients and will consider the holistic needs of the patient and their carers. You will be encouraged to reflect and explore personal experiences arising from your own clinical practice in order to enhance your professional practice. 

Course Information

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Directed & Independent Study

Mode of Study
Part Time

Coach Lane Campus

Start Dates: TBC

Health, Sport and Social Care

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.


Lectures discussions and seminars will help you to develop existing theoretical and practical knowledge in order to apply the module content to professional practice. This will be supported by Blackboard and e-Learning methodologies.

Formative assessment will take place in student-led seminars. You will also be expected to produce a 300-word reflective essay based in your practice within your specialist area of care.


This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.


Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).


This course will enable you to develop specialist knowledge of end of life care with a focus on the patient pathway, patient choice and the importance of multi-disciplinary care.


This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development (20 Credits if taken as level 6 module option).


This course would suit healthcare practitioners involved in the care of patients at the end of life.

Evidence of previous level 6 study.

Key topics will include:

  • End of life care for all
  • The policy perspective
  • Psychosocial perspectives
  • Legal and ethical dilemmas
  • Assisted Dying Debate
  • Physical management of end of life care
  • Supporting the carers
  • Sociology of death and dying
  • Multi-disciplinary perspectives
  • Patients’ stories

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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