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Fellowship in Palliative Care

A six month course designed as a distance education programme

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The six-month Fellowship in Palliative Care course is the Winner of the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC)/European Palliative Care Academy (EUPCA) ‘Leadership in Education Award 2021’.

Fellowship in Palliative Care is an advanced course run by the Institute of Palliative Medicine, India in partnership with Sanjeevan Palliative Care Project, Pondicherry, India, St Christopher’s Hospice, London, United Kingdom and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh.

The six-month course is designed as a distance education programme with contact sessions based on principles of adult learning.

This Fellowship Programme was previously conducted at Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, India, at the request of WHO as part of its designation as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long-term Care. In 2022 the Fellowship Programme is being delivered online. The objective of the programme is to deliver a good quality training programme, affordable to participants from low- and middle-income countries.

Key dates

  • Duration of the Course: 6 months 
  • Start date: 7 February 2022 
  • Last date for receiving applications: 30 November 2021 
  • Notification to selected candidates: 15 December 2021 

The application form and brochure are available for download at the bottom of this page.

What does the course cover? 

The course will cover foundations, concepts, skills in organising and managing palliative care services and application of these in local situations faced by the participant. More than 79 candidates from 20 countries have already successfully completed this programme. 

What are the aims of the Fellowship Programme?

The Fellowship Programme aims to create a group of palliative care workers with an in depth knowledge of core issues in organising palliative care at the grassroot level and well versed with the recent advances and challenges in palliative care and community participation regionally, nationally and globally. Those who successfully complete the course will be issued a certificate. 

New: Foundations of Palliative Care

Foundations of Palliative Care is an online introductory course in Palliative Care by the team which has been successfully running the international Fellowship Programme in Palliative Care. This is a brief version of the six month Fellowship programme which can be taken either as a stand-alone introductory course or as a primer before the Fellowship.

The first introductory course was delivered in July 2021. Dates for 2022 yet to be announced.

Find out more about the Foundations of Palliative Care course

More information

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