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Health Care Assistant Training Course 2018-19


Early bird discount (€50 off) available for payment of first instalment (if paid on or before August 21st 2018)

Discount (€150 off) if full fees paid by September 20th 2018 – €1,545


Our course begins with a 4 day ‘block week’. Then the programme runs just one day a week – almost every Thursday until March – this allows you to continue with work. There are also practical work days that must be completed in a clinical environment. These can be completed on the wards of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.

When you study as part of our QQI Healthcare assistant class, we provide and assist you with everything you need to become qualified;

  • All 8 modules with expert staff and teachers of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.
  • Full course outline can be found here
  • Guaranteed work placement on the wards of Our Lady’s Hospice
  • Manual handling and Patient handling training and Certificate  (included in your fees)
  • Garda vetting
  • Access to state of the art learning centre; full library, WiFi, printing, study room.
  • Free parking and on-site restaurant
By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: Course, Gerontology, Palliative|0 Comments

Medicines Management: Palliative Care in Dementia

The learning of this programme is delivered in a blended way.  You will have access to  7 online training modules (available mid-September – login details will be sent to those who sign up) and these are followed by the interactive education day – Wed. Nov 14th. Participants will have opportunities to apply learning through the use of case studies, problem solving activities and reflective practice.

This education day draws experts from the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services and from across the island of Ireland. Speakers include;

  • Professor Brian Lawlor: Conolly Norman Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at St. James’s Hospital
  • Dr. Carole Parson:           Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast:
  • Dr. David Robinson        Consultant Physician in Geriatric & General (Internal) Medicine, St. James’s Hospital

CLICK HERE to view seminar poster

Course Objectives

  • Gain up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge of how and why medicines are used in pain and symptom management in palliative care.
  • Understand the practical use and indications for a syringe pump in palliative care.
  • Enhance communication skills with patients and colleagues to promote optimum pharmaceutical care of patients at end of life.
Medicines Management in Palliative Care Programme
Welcome Address Ms. Eimear O’Dwyer
Pain Management in Palliative Care: Applying Guidelines to Practice Ms. Siún Tobin
 The Pathophysiology of Dementia Professor Brian Lawlor
Medication Burden and De-Prescribing in Dementia Patients with Palliative Care Needs Dr. Carole Parsons
The Pharmacological Management of Dementia Ms. Sharon Byrne
Delirium and Dementia Dr. Roisin Purcell
The Social Prescription in Gerontology Dr. David Robinson
Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care -Communicating with Patients and Families Prof. Kate Irving
Speaker Panel Discussion Chair: Dr. Joan Cunningham


For full information on each module complete the details here

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Nursing Leadership and Management Skills

This short programme will prepare both new and experienced nurse managers employed in the long term care setting to fulfil their managerial role. The facilitator/s will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to achieve the skills and competencies when leading and managing a team and striving to assure quality systems in practice. Areas covered on the programme include leadership and management theories, nurse management competencies, reflection on practice through facilitated action learning sets and portfolio development and managing HR issues on the floor.

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By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Certificate in Palliative Care (January)


  • Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care
  • Respond appropriately to the needs of the person who is confused in the last days of life.
  • Work effectively and with great sensitivity in relation to the dying person and their significant others in a palliative care setting.
  • Use the range of skills required from a palliative support worker in relation to end of life care.


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By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments

Graduate Diploma/Certificate/Masters in Palliative Care (with UCD)

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Course, Palliative|0 Comments