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Training, CPD and courses

This section provides information on training, CPD and courses that are facilitated by the Cicely Saunders Institute. These courses are designed to further develop expertise and skills in research and clinical care. The Cicely Saunders Institute strives to offer original, new courses and train doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in best practice in palliative and end of life care as well as in rehabilitation.    

 

   

Network, RM partners and PallE8 'The future need for palliative care: with a London focus' London,UK April 2018

Presentation slides: Download (PDF)

 

Palliative and End-of-life Care National Network Meeting. 'The future for palliative care: new care models and challenges now and in the future'  Canada, April 2018

Presentation slides: Download (PDF)

 

 

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E-learning: Developing and evaluating complex interventions (MORECare statement)

The general objective of this course is to improve practice and current standards of developing and evaluating complex interventions. In particular, the course explains the best methods of designing and conducting research, which evaluates palliative and end-of-life care services and treatments using the MORECare Statement. The course consists of six modules, which are framed around the MORECare Statement key areas:  Module 1) Introduction to complex interventions and MORECare Statement; Module 2) Selection of outcome measures; Module 3) Use of outcome measures: Choosing and identifying time points; Module 4) Missing data, attrition and response shift; Module 5) Mixed methods; Module 6) Ethical considerations in palliative and and end-of-life care.

Webpages:  Link

Registration: You can register at anytime. The course operates on an on-going enrolment basis.  Registration link or  www.tinyurl.com/MORECareCourse

Course brochure:  download (PDF, 0.7MB)

Duration: The time required to complete the six modules course is estimated at six to ten hours. This includes readings, presentations and quizzes. You might need more or less time to complete this module depending on many factors (your reading speed, mastery of English, familiarity with the subject, etc.). However, this course will allow you to learn at your own pace

Cost: introductory price £200 (£250 from March 2016)

CPD accreditation: Federation of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom (RCP)  9 category 1 (external) CPD credits

Contact:  For further information, please contact hamid.benalia@kcl.ac.uk

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PhD in palliative care

We welcome people to study for palliative care PhDs from a wide range of backgrounds - this includes medicine, psychology, health services research, nursing, physiotherapy and others. However, our PhD programmes are extremely competitive and we only accept the best candidates, those who convince us that they have sufficient research grounding, are fully committed to completing their PhD and are likely to deliver a very high quality project over three years (for a full time PhD). We do consider part time PhDs too, although these can be more challenging to achieve.

Webpages: Link

Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ (PDF, 0.1MB)

Application process: PhD Protocol (PDF, 0.4MB)

Contact:  PhD Administrator at phd-csi@kcl.ac.uk    

Scholarships:   We occasionally have project-specific study opportunities available, which are listed on the ‘Studentships’ page of the King’s College London website (Link)

Cost:  See King's College London webpage (Link)

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MSc, Postgraduate Diploma & Certificate in palliative care 

The MSc, Diploma and Certificate in Palliative Care at King’s College London supports the career development of doctors, nurses and allied health and social care professionals who are advancing palliative and end of care on a global scale. We offer internationally renowned multi-professional courses that provide the skills necessary for you to appraise research and evidence in palliative care and to improve clinical practice and services.

 Webpages: Link

Course booklet:  PDF,  0.4MB

Cost:  See course booklet page   ( PDF,  0.4MB)

CPD accreditation: Federation of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom (RCP)  12 category 1 (external) CPD credits

Application deadline:  30 October 2015 for enrolment in January 2016. Please register your interest early as places are limited.

Scholarship: Link

Contact:   mscpallcare@kcl.ac.uk /  Tel: 020 7848 5584/5435

Flyer:  PDF, 0.2MB

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Research and statistics: 2 weeks intensive course

This module aims to describe and illustrate the methods available to undertake research in palliative care, leaving you able to understand, appraise and develop sound research studies. Common research methods in palliative care are reviewed, including systematic literature reviews, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, clinical trials, epidemiological methods, survey design, economic analysis, and integration of methods in palliative care research. Statistical and measurement issues in palliative care are also covered including analysis of data, statistical interpretation, validity, reliability, appropriateness and responsiveness of methods. Other issues involved in designing and executing successful studies are also covered; these include hypotheses generation, protocol development, ethical issues, presentation of results, writing reports and papers, dissemination and implementation of results.

Webpages: Link 

Course booklet: refer to course booklet page 6 ( PDF,  0.4MB )

Cost: £1400

CPD accreditation: Federation of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom (RCP)  12 category 1 (external) CPD credits Duration: 2 weeks

Application deadline: 2 weeks prior to course start date - but register early as places are limited-  ( Link)

Application form: Link

Contact:   mscpallcare@kcl.ac.uk /  Tel: 020 7848 5584/5435

 

Flyer: Flyer 2016 (PDF, 1.4Mb)

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Biology and management of symptoms in advanced disease: 2 weeks intensive course

This module reviews the epidemiology and pathophysiology of progressive incurable illnesses, which are relevant to specialists in palliative care. It then reviews the aetiology, mechanisms and management of common symptoms in palliative care providing you with the skills to assess and manage symptoms and appraise new therapies appropriate to your professional group.

 

Webpages:  Link 

Course booklet: refer to course booklet page 7 ( PDF,  0.4MB )

Cost: £1400

CPD accreditation: Federation of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom (RCP)  12 category 1 (external) CPD credits

Duration: 2 weeks

Application deadline:  2 weeks prior course start date - but register early as places are limited-  ( Link)

Application form:  Link

Contact:   mscpallcare@kcl.ac.uk /  Tel: 020 7848 5584/5435 Flyer:   Flyer 2016 (PDF, 1.7Mb)
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Service organisation and policy in palliative care: 2 weeks intensive course

This multi-professional module considers the historical and international perspectives of palliative care practice and policy. It will provide you with an overview of ways that services have developed and how this is affected by different cultures, local communities, resources and local and national policies. It considers approaches to needs assessment, organisation theory and local management including financial aspects, quality control and clinical audit.

 

Webpages:  Link 

Course booklet: refer to course booklet page 8 ( PDF,  0.4MB )

Cost: £1400

CPD accreditation: Federation of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom (RCP)  12 category 1 (external) CPD credits

Duration: 2 weeks

Application deadline:  2 weeks prior course start date - but register early as places are limited-  ( Link)

Application form:  Link

Contact: mscpallcare@kcl.ac.uk /  Tel: 020 7848 5584/5435

Flyer:   Flyer 2016 (PDF, 1.8Mb)

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Psychosocial and spiritual care: 2 weeks intensive course

This module reviews the psychosocial, ethical and spiritual issues for patients and families/carers in palliative care, providing you with the skills to explore these issues. You will consider how these psychosocial, cultural and spiritual issues affect patients and their families and what strategies can be developed to effectively provide help. Training in communication skills is given. The main ethical debates in palliative care including truth telling and communication, cultural relativism, nutrition and hydration and euthanasia are considered.

Webpages:  Link 

Course booklet: refer to course booklet page 9 ( PDF,  0.4MB )

Cost: £1400

CPD accreditation: Federation of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom (RCP)  12 category 1 (external) CPD credits Duration: 2 weeks

Application deadline:  2 weeks prior course start date - but register early as places are limited-  ( Link)

Application form:  Link

Contact:  mscpallcare@kcl.ac.uk /  Tel: 020 7848 5584/5435  

Flyer:  Flyer 2016 (PDF, 1.9Mb)

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The Cicely Saunders Institute Seminar & Lecture Series 

The Cicely Saunders Institute Seminar and Lecture Series aims to facilitate and optimise opportunities for local, national and international networking within palliative care and rehabilitation in order to improve practice, education and policy and the integration of research and clinical endeavours. Seminars are free to attend and all visitors are welcome.

Webpage: Link

Cost: free to attend; no need to register

CPD accreditation: Federation of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom (RCP)  1 category 1 (external) CPD credits per seminar

When:  Monthly seminars on fourth Wednesday of the month at 16.30 unless otherwise stated

Where:  Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, London SE5 9PJ 

Contact:  For further information on seminars, please contact csi.events@kcl.ac.uk

Video recordings of previous seminars:  Link to our Youtube channel

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POS workshops 

These highly interactive workshops are aimed at all professionals in palliative and end-of-life care such as clinicians (nurse, physiotherapists, psychologists, allied health professionals, oncologists, GP, physicians), social workers, researchers, managers, commissioners and educators.
 
The workshops are highly relevant for professionals working in a wide range of settings (hospice, primary and secondary care, care homes, community care, specialist palliative care, social care). If you are already using or planning to use or implement POS or similar outcome measures these workshops will equip you with the necessary important knowledge and skills.
 
The workshops combine theory and hands-on exercises. You also have the opportunity to tailor this training to your needs, by choosing the most relevant parallel group session. During the workshop you will be able to share issues relevant to your organisation as well as learning from the other attendees' experience and challenges.
 
The workshops are facilitated by leading experts including Professor Irene Higginson, Professor Claudia Bausewein, Dr Fliss Murtagh and many others.


Webpages: Link

Cost: from £85 per person for 1 day (£45 concession)  and  £120 for 2 days (£85 concession). These costs are based on the 2015 workshops and are subject to changes.

CPD accreditation: Federation of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom (RCP)  5 to 6 category 1 (external) CPD credits per day 

Duration: 1 or 2 day 

When: Once a year in February (see website for exact dates)

Where:  Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, London SE5 9PJ (Map)

Contact:  For further information, please contact csi.events@kcl.ac.uk

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Goal Setting and Goal Attainment Scaling Training Day

Formal assessment of goal attainment at the point of outcome assessment could provide an accurate indication of success in relation to the intended goals of treatment, both on the part of the patient and the clinician. The application of Goal Attainment Scaling also offers the opportunity of a single interval measure with which to assess response to intervention. 

 

Webpages: Link 

Duration: 1 day

Cost: TBC

When: 23rd January2017  

Where: The Regional Hyperacute Rehabilitation Unit,  Northwick Park Hospital (HA1 3UJ)

Contact:  For further information, please contact Heather Williams

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European Palliative Care Academy : leadership course

The European Palliative Care Academy is a joint project of the Robert Bosch Stiftung/ Germany and four academic centres: 

  • University Hospital of Cologne/ Germany
  • Nicolaus Copernicus University Toruń, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz/ Poland
  • Hospice Casa Sperantei, Brasov/ Romania
  • King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute/ United Kingdom

These institutions have jointly developed the curriculum and will be offering it to emerging palliative care leaders of all professional backgrounds from across Europe. They offer one face-to-face teaching week each, so that the participants will visit all four institutions throughout the course. The medium of instruction is English. In addition to the four teaching weeks, the participant will do one week of observation in a European palliative care institution of their choice.

The overall aim of the European Palliative Care Academy is to enhance palliative care in Europe by contributing to closing the gap in further education.The aim of the course is to support future leaders to develop the necessary skills, abilities and expertise to advance palliative care across Europe and to address future challenges in the field.

Website: www.eupca.eu

Network, RM partners and PallE8 'The future need for palliative care: with a London focus' London,UK April 2018

Presentation slides: Download (PDF)

 

Palliative and End-of-life Care National Network Meeting. 'The future for palliative care: new care models and challenges now and in the future'  Canada, April 2018

Presentation slides: Download(PDF)

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