Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine

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Palliative medicine is the study and management of patients with active, progressive and far-advanced disease, for whom the prognosis is limited and the focus of care is on their quality of life.

What is the Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine?

  • Provides medical practitioners with the opportunity to spend time in palliative care as part of their vocational training and continuing professional development
  • Consists of a 6-month full-time equivalent clinical attachment supervised by a Palliative Medicine Physician with FRACP (Palliative Medicine) and/or FAChPM
  • Successful trainees are awarded a Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine  

Handbooks

Curricula

2017-18

Download the Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine 2017-18 Handbook (PDF 248KB)

2016

Download the Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine 2016 Handbook (PDF 714KB)

 

Training curriculum

Download the Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine Curriculum (PDF 127KB)

Professional qualities curriculum

Download the Professional Qualities Curriculum (PDF 1.1MB)

 

How do I apply for the Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine?

Trainees need to ensure they meet entry requirements in the Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine to apply to start the ​program. 

Please download, complete and submit the application form to apply for the Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine (.doc ​685KB).

Useful links

Assessment forms

Case Study

Contact us

Phone:    +61 2 8247 6296
Email:     pallmeddiploma@racp.edu.au

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