Module Code: NU6444

Micro-credential Overview

This micro-credential aims to give students the opportunity to explore what life- limiting illness means in the context of childhood and gain an overview of the key concepts which make palliative care for children different to palliative care for adults. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the range of complex illnesses which affect children, and for whom palliative care may be required. This micro-credential will also consider the incidence and prevalence of life limiting illness for children in Ireland and gain understand of how this specialty has evolved internationally and nationally over the last number of years.  This micro-credential is multidisciplinary and welcomes applications from healthcare professionals from the wider multidisciplinary team including paediatric settings, palliative care, disability, special needs schools and children’s respite centres.

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25 - Semester 1

Mode of Study and Assessment

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Blended Learning (in-person and online).

Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis.

NFQ Level and ECTs 

Level 9

10 ECT’s 

Application Process

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Undergrad Level 9.
Academic programme: Nursing & Midwifery micro-credentials PFC1. 

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

Care of the Child & Family with Palliative / Complex needs - NU6444

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Entry Requirements 

Applicants must be over 21 years of age.  Applicants must be a Registered Healthcare Professional.

Contact Information

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