33rd LCPC-SHC Postgraduate Course in Palliative Medicine

33rd LCPC-SHC Postgraduate Course Online Registration Course Outline Venue

Welcome to the LCPC-SHC Postgraduate Course in Palliative Medicine!

This is a 3-day foundational course, designed especially for doctors across all settings. This course covers the basic principles and practice of palliative medicine. The trainers in this course include experienced doctors, nurses and allied health professionals from the palliative care field. They will cover a comprehensive range of palliative care topics through interactive lectures, case discussions and role play activities. The aim is to build / increase professional confidence and competence in participants by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to work with patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses. Some of the topics covered within this course include an Introduction to Palliative Care, Communication with patients and families, Ethical dilemmas, Dealing with Psychological Problems and Use of Existing Hospice Services in Singapore.


This is a blended learning course where participants will 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 interactive face-to-face sessions on all three days. Course participants will also have unique opportunities to visit patients with the homecare team and to discuss the most appropriate case management strategies with palliative care specialists. This enables experiential learning in authentic situations where palliative care is practiced locally.



This course is accredited by the Singapore Medical Council with 12 CME points for full attendance. Course participants will be awarded a certificate of completion at the end of the course.



For more information, please contact us at lcpc [at] duke-nus.edu.sg or visit our website at https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/lcpc/.