Global Fellowship in Palliative Care

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Fellowship in Palliative Care 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: January 2025
  • Last date for receiving applications: 15 December 2024 
  • Notification to selected candidates: 31 December 2024 
  • Last day for remittance of fees by selected candidates to secure the place: 15 January 2025

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. 

Application forms for 2025 will be available here soon.

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