HLTH448-21X (D) General non-calendar-based 2021 (Distance)

The Foundation of Hospice Palliative Care

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 25 January 2021
End Date: Sunday, 2 May 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 February 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 2 April 2021


This course is designed around four themes: understanding and caring for self, understanding others; caring for the person, family and whanau living with a terminal illness; the practice of palliative care (therapeutic interventions and treatment modalities); creating and maintaining a centre of excellence and learning. It provides knowledge that is foundational to practice in the area, and introduces the participant to relevant theory, research and critical reflection that is deemed essential to palliative care practice.

Learning Outcomes

1.Critically analyse the application of relevant theory and philosophy, for the provision of holistic palliative care.
2. Critically reflect on Te Tiriti o Waitangi and working with diversity in relation to providing culturally appropriate palliative care.
3. Demonstrate speciality palliative care knowledge and skills in assessment and clinical judgement for patient, family and whanau care.
4. Critically reflect on the therapeutic use of self, including strategies to develop professional resilience.
5. Demonstrate clinical leadership by critically reflecting on your own professional role as part of the interprofessional team.


Subject to approval of the Head of School

Course Coordinator

Kate Reid


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Annotated bibliography 08 Mar 2021 15% This assessment provides the student the opportunity to critically review at least six research articles on palliative care from reputable literature sources.
Evidence Based Practice - Case Study 29 Mar 2021 45% This assessment provides the student with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth study of a person receiving hospice/palliative care.
Reflective Practice 30 Apr 2021 40% This assessment consists of a critical reflection of a critical incident from hospice/palliative care practice.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,217.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All HLTH448 Occurrences

  • HLTH448-21X (D) General non-calendar-based 2021 (Distance)