Palliative Care Course for Social Workers (Basic)



This is a basic certificate course, designed especially for social workers across all settings. This course will cover the foundational principles and practice of palliative care. The trainers in this course range from experienced social workers to doctors and nurses who practice palliative care in Singapore. They will cover a comprehensive range of paliative care topics relevant for social workers. The content is presented through interactive lectures, discussions and role play activities. The aim is to build professional competency and confidence in participants by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and basic skills to work with clients and families facing life-threatening illnesses

This is a blended learning course where participants wil be able to access mini-presentations, assessments, video clips and other resources via a web-based learning management system. The self-study done online will be supplemented by an interactive face-to-face session. The face-to-face sessions take place once a week, every week, for 4 months. During this course, participants will have the opportunity to visit 2 different agencies and a funeral parlor. This enables experiential learning in authentic situations where palliative care is practiced locally.


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Course participants will receive 1 CPE credit per hour of face-to-face teaching time

COST :  SGD 2000 (Inclusive of GST)

This course is supported and accredited by the Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW).  



Social Workers who are interested in learning more about working with patients and families facing life threatening illnesses. Priority will be given to social workers who are working in the palliative care setting.


A recognized degree in Social Work  

At least 2 years of social work experience

Proficiency in English

Ability to commit to the whole course