Introduction to Palliative Care

This short course course will equip healthcare and counselling professionals to assess and manage patients living with life-threatening and life-limiting illness, to improve their quality of life and to support their families in providing care at home.

The course requires 35 hours of self-directed study over a period of 16 weeks plus one 5 hour face-to-face session at a local hospice. The course is offered by the Division of Family Medicine and is presented in conjunction with Hospice Palliative Care Association on the University of Cape Town’s Vula e-learning platform.

Next course dates: 2 March, 11 May, 10 August 2020

Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine

Are you caring for patients with serious illness? Do you require the core competencies to improve their quality of life?

This is a one year part-time course offered by the Division of Family Medicine, UCT. There are two contact sessions of 1 week each; online learning between contact sessions.

Applications are open to all Health Care Professionals working with patients with life limiting illnesses. This includes doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, clergy: any Undergraduate degree relevant to Palliative Care.