ABOUT THE COURSE

Did you know more than 70% of people aged 60 and over have progressive conditions that will need palliative and end of life care? Do you know what palliative and end of life care is about? It is much more than caring for people with cancer. And if it makes a difference, why wait?

We know that caregiving for an older person at the end of life is not easy. With this in mind, we developed a course where you will be asked to reflect on different topics, your own experience, participate in quizzes, and review and analyse materials provided, like short videos and readings.


Online course

Introduction to Caregiving for Older People at the End of Life is a free e-learning course, consisting of 5 sections covering different contents relevant for the end of life. Each section corresponds to 1 week and the learning rhythm is 3-4 hours of effort per week. The course is fully delivered online, in English, and there is no direct interaction between the learners or between the learner and the course coordinators.

Schedule: 27th May 2019 - 30th June 2019

Length: 20 hours (max.) | 5 weeks

Effort: 3-4 hours per week

Language: English

Methodology: Self-learning course; Learning at your own pace

Although this course is free, it requires you to submit an application below


Syllabus

Section 1: What do we mean by end of life?

Section 2: Common symptoms

Section 3: Psychosocial and spiritual aspects

Section 4: What to expect in the last days of life

Section 5: Grief and bereavement


Instructors

Barbara Gomes
University of Coimbra / ICBR - Coimbra Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research; King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation

Maja de Brito
University of Coimbra / ICBR - Coimbra Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research; King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation

CONTACT

If you need more information about this course, please contact us by sending an e-mail to the following address info.uc_d@uc.pt. You can copy the address to your preferred e-mail composer or click here to open the default e-mail composer on your computer.

APPLICATION

If you would like to undertake this course, please fill in the form with the information requested. The application process will be open until the 23rd of May and the first 150 participants will be automatically accepted for this edition. All the applications that do not make it into the 150 list will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted when the date of the next edition is announced.

We will confirm your admission to the course after the application process is closed. On the first day of the course, all those admitted will receive an email with instructions on how to access the course platform.