Category Archives: Courses & Training

PEPA is back for 2017 – 2020

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach  The Centre for Palliative Care is delighted to announce the continuation of the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach, affectionately known as PEPA. PEPA can assist with clinical placements in specialist palliative care services and deliver structured palliative care workshops to single … Read more

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Dementia Essentials 3 day Workshops

Develop a comprehensive knowledge of dementia incorporating therapeutic communication techniques, person centred care and how to develop practical strategies to respond to behaviours that require intervention. Presented by Dementia Australia Parkville – Thursday 3, 10 & 17 May Dandenong – Thursday 24, 31 May & 7 June Watsonia – Wednesday … Read more

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Understanding Dementia MOOC

Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. This free course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments. Understanding Dementia is designed to be accessible and appealing to … Read more

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Introduction to Palliative Care for RNs (Div 1 & 2)

This course explores the comprehensive needs of people who are dying and their families and includes an overview of common issues facing professional carers. The 2-day course is relevant to care in all settings. An optional additional 1 or 2 days are offered, one of which is spent observing home … Read more

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Parkinson’s disease MOOC

This free three-week online course developed by the University of Birmingham is aimed at anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of Parkinson’s disease. Topics include the neurobiology of movement; and the pathology, symptoms, treatments for, and current research about, Parkinson’s disease. Courses commence19 February and 9 April 2018. More … Read more

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Palliative Care On-line Training

Presented by Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA) This highly regarded training has been rebuilt on a new, more stable technology platform and is once again available for FREE! The palliative care online training is based on the PalliAGED evidence base. The training has been developed by experts and is … Read more

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Historical, theoretical and developmental perspectives on bereavement

Presented by the Centre for Palliative Care This two day course will examine a range of theoretical approaches to bereavement. Drawing on contemporary theory and evidence-based practice the subject will consider the bereavement needs of special populations. When: 22 & 23 February, 9am – 5pm Where: Graduate House, Carlton Cost: … Read more

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Palliative care: The essentials

For all health professionals wanting to up-skill in palliative care Presented by the Centre for Palliative Care This two day course covers the principles, policy and standards of palliative care. Practice issues include an overview of malignant and non-malignant palliative diseases, symptom management and caring for an imminently dying person. … Read more

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On-line course: Caring for LGBTI people with dementia

Presented by Dementia Training Australia This course assists health and aged care workers and organisations provide culturally competent and inclusive care and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people with dementia. There are 4 modules and each module includes videos, readings and a quiz. The entire course … Read more

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Specialist and Graduate certificates in palliative care

Courses begin on 8 Feb Be quick – applications close on Friday The Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care is an ideal introduction to palliative care for all health professionals. This includes doctors, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, pastoral care workers, music and art therapists, working in any setting … Read more

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