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The teaching syllabus is arranged in modules consisting of 10 days tuition. Each day comprises formal lectures, seminars, practical sessions and group discussions. In addition we allocate a personal tutor to each student.
Your research project can be:
We encourage participants to undertake the projects in their own countries and work setting if they wish to.
To date, research projects have included a wide range of exciting and challenging topics, for example: the meaning of dignity in palliative care patients; palliative care educational needs of junior doctors; a local needs assessment of COPD and the meaning of sexuality at the end of life.
After receiving your completed application form and supporting references we will invite you to the department for interview to discuss your experience and the course in more detail.
The courses use a combination of methods on which to base the final assessment of your work. They consist of:
Two unseen 3-hour written examination papers for the core modules:
Two written assignments of 3,000 words 6 weeks after completion of core modules:
Two written assignments of 5,000 words 8 weeks after completion of optional modules:
The course commences in January each year. Teaching is held at the Cicely Saunders Institute, on the Denmark Hill campus of King's College London, and at St Christopher's Hospice in Sydenham, London and may involve some field trips.
Attending a stand-alone module
Not all students want to study for a full or part-time MSc but wish to attend single modules on a stand-alone basis in order to gain an in-depth knowledge of a range of palliative care issues, for example, Research Methods & Statistics in Palliative Care. More information
Tel: 020 7848 5584