LSBU to team up with Saint Francis Hospice to offer new courses
10 June 2016
New courses, starting September 2016, have been designed to
address the complexities and multi-professional nature of palliative care.
course curriculum and updated teaching practice will enable health and social
care professionals to work and learn together, to offer better care to patients
and families facing physical, psychosocial and spiritual issues associated with
Those studying the courses will be able to assess how national and
international research and evidence-based interventions can be best applied to
practice and service development. Students will benefit from a blended
learning approach. This will involve the multi-professional teaching team using
a combination of face-to-face teaching, delivery of content via digital and
This approach to teaching will allow for more flexibility and
variety compared to traditional teaching practices and could see lectures
accompanied by online discussion boards or other online activities where students
have the opportunity to interact and share experiences and knowledge.
Chidiac, LSBU’s Course Director for palliative and end of life care programmes, said: "This course not only promotes innovation through its
interdisciplinary and blended learning approach, it also emphasises the
importance of widening the scope of palliative care to include marginalised
populations and people living with dementia and other non-malignant conditions.
"I’m delighted and privileged to be part of this new
innovative blended learning MSc in palliative and end of life care. I feel
honoured to take part in this amazing opportunity to create future leaders in
palliative care and work with national and international students from
different disciplines and backgrounds."
The Head of Education at Saint Francis Hospice, Caroline Scates,
added: "This is a fantastic achievement for Saint Francis Hospice and we
are delighted to be working in collaboration with London South Bank University.
These courses align with both our hospice and university strategies to provide
high quality education to support the best possible quality of care to the
people we serve."