Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
Spring 2025
One Semester (12 Weeks)
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Education and Health Sciences
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Department of Nursing & Midwifery
Address: Faculty of Education & Health Sciences Email: Telephone: +353 61 202271

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Brief Description

This course qualifies for 50% funding under the HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy. Check fees section for details and eligibility. Please Note: Applicants may only apply for and receive, one subsidised course per semester.

Please ensure you enter the Module Code below when applying for this MicroCred. Applications without this cannot be processed.

You may apply for more than one MicroCred under the same application.

Module Description

Module Code

NFQ Level

ECTS Credits

Start Date


Therapeutic Interventions in Palliative Care 





€800 - EU

€1,500 - Non-EU


The purpose of this module is to provide opportunities for participants to develop knowledge informing therapeutic interventions in the provision of holistic palliative care.

Participants will study the application of palliative care philosophy and principles in therapeutic interventions to holistically alleviate symptoms across the continuum of a life limiting illness. To include assessment and management of pain and other symptoms in palliative care; pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions; altered mobility, fatigue and rehabilitation in palliative care; recognition and responding effectively to palliative care emergencies; palliative care perspectives in death and dying.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have the ability to critically evaluate complex care needs and interventions to enhance practice within a palliative care ethos. ·
  • Have the knowledge to critically analyse and discuss the management of symptoms associated with a life limiting illness.
  • Demonstration an appreciation of the unique needs of the palliative care patient and their family across the care continuum and an appreciation of the value of team collaboration in maximising the benefits of therapeutic interventions in palliative care.


  1. A Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
  2. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

Entry requirements are established to ensure the learner can engage with the course material and assessments, at a level suitable to their needs, and the academic requirements of the module. By applying to this micro-credential, you are confirming that you have reviewed and understand any such requirements, and that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

€800 - EU 

€1,500 - Non-EU.

HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy - Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can qualify for 50% funding subject to the availability of places. Subsidy is applied on application. To clarify eligibility please go to Eligibility Criteria.

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