University of Technology Sydney

96824 Clinical Assessment in Palliative Care

3cp; 6-10hpw, online



This subject advances students existing clinical assessment to ensure knowledge and skills required to contribute to optimal provision of person-centred care for those with a life-limiting illness and/or approaching the end of life. There is a particular focus on understanding what aspects of the physical assessment are valuable when providing tailored comfort-focused palliative care.

Students build on their existing physical assessment skills of common symptoms of patients with advanced life limiting illnesses. Opportunities to promote development incorporate structured clinical exams, simulation and individual clinical settings.

Target Audience
This subject is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other registered allied health care professionals who manage patients with palliative care needs.

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.