External Courses

Advanced Communication Skills (Blended) 2 day workshop

The new blended learning ACST Model (in partnership with FrontLine Communication)

  • Interactive demonstrations and opportunities to practice
  • Give and receive feedback in a safe learning environment
  • Participant-led agenda using experienced facilitators and actors

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Location: Online
Dates: Choose a date that suits you 2022

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Advanced Communication Skills ‘Plus’

For those of you who are wishing to refresh your Advanced Communication Skills Training, we have just the course!

Our course is delivered in three sections, all designed to enhance your skills and enable you to reflect on practice – hence the word ‘plus’ in the title! We believe that this will lead to more consolidation of skills and lead to a deeper level of learning.

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Location: Online
Dates: Choose a date that suits you 2022

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Advanced Ethics in Palliative and End of Life Care

As healthcare practitioners, we are faced with ethical dilemmas and difficult decisions on a daily basis. What to do when there is a conflict between what the patient wishes to do and what their family thinks should be done? How do we navigate a difference in opinion in our team about what a good death looks like? We must examine facts, balance alternatives and think through complex issues.

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Location: Oxford
Dates: 23 September 2022

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Oncology Update

The specialties of Oncology and Haematology are changing at pace. Keeping up to date with advances enables better care of our patients and their families. The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for participants to update their knowledge on particular tumour sites on a rolling programme every three years.

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Location: Online
Dates: 30 September 2022

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Breath-Body-Mind Integration

Using breath-body-mind techniques for the support and management of hard-to-reach symptoms in supportive and palliative care.

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Location: Online
Dates: 5 November 2022

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Pharmaceutical Principles at the End of Life

Due to an aging population living with co-morbidities, pharmacists and other prescribers require confidence in their abilities to offer end of life care which is of a high standard. Whatever the setting or practice, the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients who are approaching the end of their life, and their families and carers, will be needed

Underpinning these skills are good communication skills – these will be considered in an interactive, safe manner during the session.

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Location: Online
Dates: 10 November 2022

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General Medicine for Palliative Care Physicians

This course complements the Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management course. Speakers are invited from other specialties in medicine, bringing their expertise to update our medical knowledge and enhance the practice of palliative medicine.

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Location: Online
Dates: 26 January 2023

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Intermediate Communications Skills Training

Our overall objective is to build upon foundation level communication skills for dealing with people approaching the end of life or living with life-limiting conditions. During the session we will consider:

  • Listening and questioning skills – good practice tips and hints
  • Blocking behaviours – what stops a conversation?
  • Practical sessions – rehearsals
  • Building resilience – looking for ourselves.

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Location: Online
Dates: 26 January 2023

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Palliative Care MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

King’s College London’s well established MSc in Palliative Care developed with St Christopher’s Hospice, has supported the career development of hundreds of healthcare professionals who are now advancing palliative care practice, research and policy nationally and internationally. The programme is designed to enable health and social care professionals to develop skills to critically appraise research and evidence on palliative care, conduct high quality research, improve clinical practice, and develop services across the world. This course is suitable for all doctors, nurses and other professionals working in palliative care, other specialities, research and more.

What we offer?

  • High quality teaching by world leading experts
  • A qualification that has a positive effect on career development
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Comprehensive and balanced curriculum
  • Flexible study (full-time and part-time options) available

The course commences September 2022. The deadline to submit an application is 29th July 2022 for Eu or overseas students and 26th August for UK students.

Course Details

Location: Classroom & Online
Application Deadline: 29th July (EU/Overseas) & 26th August (UK)

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Communication Skills Training Courses 2021/2022

The Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool

A team of experienced, expert facilitators from the Institute led by Dr Susie Wilkinson and Anita Roberts offer a range of courses that provide a valuable opportunity for doctors, nurses and AHPs to develop and build on their communication skills.  All courses provide a safe and supportive learning environment:

Advanced Communication Skills Training Course (2-days) 

  • utilise the appropriate communication skills and strategies required to handle difficult situations
  • tailor complex information to meet the needs of patients and carers
  • reflect upon and critically appraise their own communication skills
  • show awareness of the evidence base concerning optimal communication skills

Dates

Face to Face Courses                                                                

21-22 November 2022

14-15 September 2022

 

Please direct all enquiries to the course administration karen.ross2@liverpool.ac.uk

Global Research & Future Innovations in Best Care for the Dying Person

Thursday 13th October 2022, Royal College of Physicians North: The Spine

This one day conference, available to both in person and virtual attendees, will include a series of presentations and workshops from world-leading clinicians and researchers, and an opportunity to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation.

The programme will be of interest to consultants, trainees of all grades, specialist nurses and allied healthcare professionals with an interest in palliative and end of life care.

Abstract submission deadline: 30th June 2022

Course Details

Location: Royal College of Physicians North: The Spine & Online
Date: 13 October 2022

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Training for Facilitators

The Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool

This 3-day multi-professional course prepares facilitators to deliver high quality, evidence based Advanced Communication Skills Training. The main aim of the workshop is to enable participants to.

The course provides an opportunity for participants to –

  • develop their knowledge and understanding of teaching and assessing communication skills at an advanced level
  • gain up to date knowledge of the evidence base surrounding the application of communication skills training and course design.
  • explore how to set up and facilitate role play, using video feedback and discussion safely and effectively,
  • understand and manage group dynamics
  • learn how to work with actors.

It is open to all senior healthcare professionals who have completed an advanced communication skills training programme and who want to be actively involved in teaching communication skills to healthcare professionals.

Dates

Face to Face Courses                                                                Online Courses 

23-25 November 2022

 

Please direct all enquiries to the course administration karen.ross2@liverpool.ac.uk

Advanced Ethics in Palliative and End of Life Care

This conference will provide you with an opportunity to build your confidence, will enhance your skills and help you to develop strategies for dealing with difficult situations. By considering, discussing and debating a number of ethical dilemmas with others, you will increase your knowledge and learn how best to apply this knowledge and your enhanced skills to your practice.

Course Details

Location: St Anne’s College, Oxford
Date: 23 September 2022

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