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HEA8105 Perspectives on `End-of-Life'

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : National Priority - Nursing
ASCED code : 060399 - Nursing not classified


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or PDEV.

Other requisites

Access to high-level computers is essential for students taking this program. For up-to-date advice on computing requirements, please see // Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


The course provides an opportunity for health care professionals to further develop their knowledge and skills in relation to end-of-life, explore palliative care approaches, and practices supporting loss and bereavement.

Health professionals will explore related theory, historical influences, cultural influences, and models of practice with a balance of application to practice for both malignant and non-malignant palliative illnesses. Concepts will reflect a range of health care settings, across the lifespan, and include interdisciplinary assessment, critical thinking and clinical decision making processes to promote holistic, person-centred care. The role of family/significant other in the caregiving process will be reflected throughout the course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2016 Online