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New Degree for Health Professionals Who Care for the Dying

Originally published 8 April 2002

The University of Warwick has just launched a new degree aimed to support health professionals who care for the dying. The new Masters degree in Applied Health Studies (Palliative Care) is a new flexible programme that aims to provide health professionals with the knowledge and skills for delivering high quality care and will encourage understanding of the different aspects involved in caring for patients suffering from progressive incurable diseases.

This programme is open to all health care professionals including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists as well as other professionals involved in palliative care and can be studied as a part-time Masters Degree over 3-8 years or each element of the degree can be taken as a stand-alone short course over 5 taught days with each worth around 15 or 20 Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) credits.

This is likely to prove an attractive option for Midlands health professionals working in this clinical area as many previously had to rely on a distance learning course provided at KCL in London and also by the University of Wales. The University has already received several applications from people wishing to undertake the course.

For further information contact:
Dr Rodger Charlton,
School of Health & Social Studies
University of Warwick,
Tel: 0777 3688071