University of Technology Sydney

96802 Delivering Best Palliative Care Any Place Every Time

6cp; 6–10hpw (online activities and learning)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject takes a public health approach to palliative care to help students understand how they can be the drivers of change to improve access to best practice evidence-based specialist and primary palliative care among under-served groups within their communities to deliver equity of outcomes.

Students learn how adopting a public health approach to palliative care can be used to appraise palliative care needs at the population level, shape models of care to population need, and harness community support for palliative care through a health-promoting approach.

The subject engages students in considering:

  • principles of public health as these apply to palliative care, including key concepts such as social determinants, epidemiology, a preventative approach, and health promotion
  • a range of information sources, approaches and tools for assessing population-level determinants of health, appraising needs and barriers in relation to access and equity, and planning service improvements, and
  • how various policy, social and economic drivers impact on palliative care outcomes across diverse health care settings and systems.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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Access conditions

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