NAME OF MEDICAL SCHOOL:

Warwick University Medical School

Medical school lead for undergraduate medical education in palliative care:

Name:

Dr Anita Rai, Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow

Postal Address:

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Email:

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Telephone:

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Teaching PA name:

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Teaching PA email:

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Teaching PA telephone:

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Lead palliative care clinician for undergraduate medical education (if different to above):

Name:

Dr Anita Rai, Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow

Postal Address:

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Email:

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Is palliative care a compulsory part of the course?

Yes

 

If yes, how many hours are timetabled?

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Is palliative care examined in Finals exams or at other points in the course?

Yes

 

If yes, please give details:

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OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMME

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Phase 1 (Yr 1)

Case based learning exercises which include palliative medicine issues

Phase 2 (Yr 2)

Lecture ‘Introduction to palliative care’

Lecture ‘Death and dying’

Small group work reviewing cases:

·         Model of total pain (Cicely Saunders)

·         Emotional challenges for doctors working in Palliative Medicine

·         Consideration of difficult decisions patients have to make and how doctors can provide support

Access to oncology wards/ clinics during clinical placements

Phase 3 (Yrs 3 & 4)

Case based learning exercises which include palliative medicine issues

Palliative medicine ethics session (students bring in cases they have seen during General Practice placements to discuss)

Palliative medicine session providing an overview of common symptoms and how to manage these

Lecture ‘Emergencies in Palliative Medicine’

Exposure to patients receiving palliative care during their clinical placements