GradDip Palliative Care

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

The Graduate Diploma Palliative Care is an interdisciplinary programme designed to enhance your existing knowledge and skills in caring for patients with life limiting illness. Possessing this enhanced level of expertise will enable you to become a valuable member of the multidisciplinary team providing palliative care and further enhance the care provided to patients in your current area of practice who have a range of complex symptoms that need impeccable assessment and management.

The Graduate Diploma Palliative Care is an interdisciplinary programme designed to enhance your existing knowledge and skills in caring for patients with life limiting illness. Possessing this enhanced level of expertise will enable you to become a valuable member of the multidisciplinary team providing palliative care and further enhance the care provided to patients in your current area of practice who have a range of complex symptoms that need impeccable assessment and management. You will be well positioned to work in a variety of care settings both nationally and internationally. Many graduates have assumed varying roles in the palliative care services CNM/Educational/Clinical Facilitator roles.

On successful completion of the programme, you will receive a Graduate Diploma Palliative Care from the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. The programme is recognised nationally (since its inception in 1997) and is a highly regarded qualification for health care professionals caring for patients with life limiting illness who require palliative care.

Careers & Employability

The Graduate Diploma Palliative Care will provide you with the comprehensive knowledge and skills required for caring for patients with life limiting illness who require palliative care. Possessing a broad and deep understanding of the theory and skills required for Palliative Care, you will be well positioned to work in a variety of care settings both nationally and internationally. Many graduates have assumed varying roles in the palliative care services CNM/Educational/Clinical Facilitator roles.

Curricular information is subject to change


Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This programme is aimed at advancing the health care professionals' repertoire of knowledge and skills for professional practice in the care of persons with life limiting illness.

View All Modules Here

This is a one (academic) year programme, broken down into two trimesters or a two (academic) year programme, broken down into four trimesters. Assessments are varied (assignments/ MCQ/case studies) and occur at intervals throughout and at the end of the trimesters.

Core Modules:

Spring Trimester NMHS43270 ResMethodsAppliedtoHealthcare 10.00

Spring Trimester NMHS43140 Developing Leadership Comp 10.00

Specialist Modules:

Autumn Trimester NMHS42370 Pall Care,Phil,Concept 10.00

Autumn Trimester NMHS42540 Palliative Approaches Symp Mgt 10.00

Spring Trimester NMHS42820 Psychosoc & Spiritual Issues 10.00

Year Long Module NMHS42350 Clinical Practicum 10.00

GradDip Palliative Care (X791) Full Time
EU          fee per year - € 9670
nonEU    fee per year - € 18480

GradDip Palliative Care (X792) Part Time
EU          Year 1 - € 4990
nonEU    Year 1 - € 9380
EU          Year 2 - € 4820 aa
nonEU    Year 2 - € 9090 aa

aaSecond Year Fee applies to Students in 2nd Year in 2023 and who were a 1st Year Student on the programme in 2022/23
***Fees are subject to change

Funding

If the fees for your programme are being paid by a third party (full or partial), please ensure your funding organisation/sponsor/hospital contacts student.payments@ucd.ie. Please note this is not a student facing email address.

Student Queries

If you have any queries about your fees, please contact the Student Desk:

www.ucd.ie/askus

https://www.ucd.ie/students/studentdesk/

Application Fee

Please note that all applicants are required to pay the €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.

More information about fees is available on the UCD website at the link below:

 

Documents Required

  • Academic Transcripts including date and grading of Degree award (non UCD only)
  • Current photocopy of NMBI registration and pin
  • Copy of Birth Certificate or Personal Pages of Passport (non UCD only)
  • Professional Reference Form
  • Nurse applicants: Completed Clinical Competence Assessor Nomination Form signed by the nomine
  • Nurse Applicants: Declaration Form
  • Evidence of proficiency in English language (applicants whose first language is not English)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL may be granted in respect of individual modules if applicants can demonstrate that the modules' learning outcomes have been achieved through prior credentialled or experiential learning. In some cases, where an applicant does not meet the prerequisites for entry to a programme, an RPL application may be considered. Further information can be found in respect of this here.

 

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip Palliative Care FT (X791)
Duration
1 Years
Attend
Full Time
Deadline
Rolling*
Grad Dip Palliative Care PT (X792)
Duration
2 Years
Attend
Part Time
Deadline
Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised