Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Cancer & Palliative Care)
The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Cancer and Palliative Care) provides a unique specialist training program in Cancer and Palliative Care and is delivered in partnership with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Cancer and Palliative Care.
The course provides students with a sound understanding of the scientific knowledge and research based evidence that underpins skill development specific to cancer/palliative care nursing. Students develop the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to understand the practice of providing care to individuals experiencing cancer/palliative care. On completion students have the clinical competencies to practice cancer/palliative care nursing at a beginning competency level as benchmarked against Australian specialty practice competencies.
The course delivers theoretical content through a combination of on-line study and face-to-face course delivery at the partner hospital for the clinical speciality. The students’ employing hospital provides clinical practice in a hospital setting.
Students complete 50 credit points of study part-time, over a year, commencing in January with an on-line subject, completing a face-to-face subject at the partner hospital each semester and a supervised clinical practice subject at their employing hospital across the whole study period.