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We have one flagship module linked to this group as well as a short course and postdoctoral study.

Module: Death, dying and Bereavement (K220)

What shapes understandings of death and dying, and how does this affect the experiences of dying people, bereaved people, those who work with them, and their carers? In this module you will explore the social context of death and dying, considering the impact on end of life care and bereavement support. You’ll engage with real life examples which will enable you to think critically about how practice in this area can be improved. This module is relevant to those working with dying people and their families, or anyone who wants to find out more about death, dying and bereavement.

Level 2 (60 credits). This module can be studied as part of a degree in Health and Social Care, the Open Degree, or as a stand-alone module.


Short course: Improving end-of-life care (KG001)

This 40-hour multimedia online course is focused on improving end-of-life care for adults. It covers different understandings of and support for ‘a good death’, effective communication, grief and bereavement and ethics in end-of-life care. Written assuming no prior knowledge, the online learning guides support you in building your understanding of end-of-life care by working step-by-step through audio and video accounts from practice and written case studies, as well as accessible discussions of up-to-date research and theory.

This is a non-credit bearing course and can be started at anytime.

Related short course: Improving dementia care

Further information on these and other short courses is available on the Transforming care website.


Postgraduate teaching

We have a number of PhD students exploring issues such as sexuality and young people with life-limiting conditions, the role of volunteers in hospice settings, and access to hospice end of life care for marginalised groups (a co-funded studentship with Willen Hospice). We are interested in new PhD projects (either self-funded or via a studentship) and are actively exploring the possibilities for future co-funded studentships.

More information about PhDs in this field and potential supervisors