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The knowledge base for palliative care and end of life care is expanding. However, enabling the use of evidence in practice can be challenging. Education and learning is an important knowledge translation strategy from initial professional qualification to specialist training and continuing professional development.

Health professionals can participate in many different learning activities to update and broaden their knowledge and maintain and develop their skills. Educational activities may contribute to the CPD requirements that all Australian health professionals must now meet as part of their national registration. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia.

This section provides information on a range of educational options relevant to palliative care:

  • My Learning
    Educational modules designed to help health professionals learn about the evidence resources in CareSearch
  • Community Education Activities
    Workshops, events or activities designed for the general community
  • Conferences
    Details of national and international conferences related to palliative care
  • Short Courses  
    Information on short courses and workshop for health professionals
  • University Courses
    Australian universities offering postgraduate programs in palliative care
  • Web Based Learning 
    Online learning modules appraised for the quality of their content, and their relevance to palliative care

There have also been several national educational initiatives in palliative care, particularly, PCC4U and PEPA.

Last updated 02 May 2016