Advanced Palliative Practice Skills – APPS

Online Course

Pre-Requisites: Fundamentals of HPC or Equivalent

Thinking about taking APPS?

We are able to offer affordable, quality, and high-value palliative care courses for health care providers, in Waterloo Wellington, due to government subsidies received by our program. Click on the “+” signs below to reveal more course details.

If it has been more than five years since you last took an APPS course, you may consider re-taking it, due to continuous changes in hospice and palliative care.

This 8-week online course builds upon the Fundamentals of HPC Program, and focuses on the PSW’s scope of practice as it relates to the foundational concepts of HPC.
APPS is designed for PSWs & Health Care Aides who have an interest in enhancing their knowledge and skills related to palliative and end-of-life care.

Participants will learn/develop skills and strategies for:

  • enhancing communication with the person, family, and team members
  • effective team functioning and self-care
  • relieving common end-of-life symptoms.
Course Structure: Learners will participate as follows:

  • Self-Directed Learning Activities - All course work / materials are provided online using the Brightspace Learning Environment; thus learners are required to use a computer, tablet or smart phone to participate.
  • Three Virtual Classroom Sessions, scheduled three weeks apart, to allow time for online, self-directed reading/activities and applying learning to daily practice. Learners attend the three classroom sessions online - via a link that will be provided. Please note: This course requires learners to interact with their peers and facilitators during these virtual classroom sessions.
For more course details, please review:

Cost

$40.00 The course fee is non-refundable.
  • Full Participation is mandatory to receive a certificate.
  • Course/Class Cancellations/Changes - see Education Alerts page
  • Course IPAQ Requirements - see Education Alerts page

Course Availability & Registration Information

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Please review all details above prior to signing up for APPS!

Between the course Start Date and the first Classroom Session (CS), participants will be expected to log into the learning platform to complete Self-Directed Learning Activities.

APPS Courses Start Date CS 1
Occurs During
Week 2
CS 2
Occurs During
Week 5
CS 3
Occurs During
Week 8
Fall 2023
Online
Sign Up Now!
Nov 10, 2023 Nov 23, 2023
10:30 am-12:00 pm
via Zoom
Dec 14, 2023
10:30 am-12:00 pm
via Zoom
Jan 4, 2024
10:30 am-12:00 pm
via Zoom

APPS Courses Start Date CS 1
Occurs During
Week 2
CS 2
Occurs During
Week 5
CS 3
Occurs During
Week 8
Spring 2024
Online
Sign Up Now!
Apr 26, 2024 May 9, 2024
9:30-11:00 am
via Zoom
May 30, 2024
9:30 -11:00 am
via Zoom
Jun 20, 2024
9:30-11:00 am
via Zoom

Interested in other HPC Education?  Click here

Contact hpcinfo@hospicewaterloo.ca for more information.