Using PCC4U

PCC4U Learning Resources

  • Have been implemented in a range of undergraduate and entry-to-practice healthcare provider programs of learning
  • Can be used to support learning and teaching for students from any health profession
  • Support the development of healthcare providers who, within their scope of practice, are able to demonstrate the learning outcomes in the context of caring for a person with a life-limiting illness.

Learning Outcomes:

The PCC4U learning resources support the development of knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Effective communication in the context of an individual’s responses to loss and grief, existential challenges, uncertainty and changing goals of care
  • Appreciation of and respect for the diverse human and clinical responses of each individual throughout their illness trajectory
  • Understanding of principles for assessment and management of clinical and supportive care needs
  • The capacity for reflection and self evaluation of one’s professional and personal experiences and their cumulative impact on the self and others.


PCC4U Core Modules and Focus Topics

The PCC4U Core Modules and Focus Topics were developed following a range of consultative activities and evidence reviews. The resources are subject to regular review and update in response to emerging priorities and evidence in palliative care. The version of learning resources available on this site were updated in 2020. For a comparison between the existing and updated resources, access our ‘About 2020 PCC4U website’ page.

PCC4U Toolkits

The PCC4U Toolkits – Enrolled Nurse and Care Worker have been developed to support the inclusion of palliative care within training packages preparing healthcare team members within the Vocational Education and Training sector. The Toolkits can be accessed via the Palliative Care Education Learning Management System (LMS).

Key Documents

Principles for including palliative care in undergraduate curricula
PCC4U Core Modules and Focus Topics Curriculum Blueprint
PCC4U Core Modules and Focus Topics Implementation Guide
PCC4U EN Toolkit Curriculum Blueprint
PCC4U EN Toolkit Implementation Guide
PCC4U Care Worker Toolkit Curriculum Blueprint
PCC4U Care Worker Implementation Guide
PCC4U Simulation Implementation Guide [Coming soon]

Implementing PCC4U learning resources can include:

  • Integration as a complete unit as part of a workplace-based training program or transition-to-practice program
  • Inclusion of module or topic sections as activities in a self-directed learning program
  • Reference to content as part of pre-learning / additional readings or support material for workshops.

Participant access to the learning resources can be provided:

  • Via this website – provide a link to the webpage/s required in your learning materials, via your learning management system (LMS)
  • By embedding content and/or case study videos within content creation applications
  • Uploading the PCC4U EN Toolkit to your LMS. Each session within a topic is available as either SCORM1.2 or SCORM 2004 file.
  • Linking learners to the PCC4U Care Worker Toolkit in our Palliative Care Education LMS
  • Via PDF-writable workbooks – available on the Implementation guidelines page and the home page for each core module or focus topic.

Customising the resources to suit your course:

The PCC4U project team can provide tailored support to assist with integrating the PCC4U learning resources into the curriculum. This includes:

  • Face to face and Zoom meetings
  • Teaching and learning workshops
  • Curriculum and resource mapping activities.

Records of Participation

After completing a PCC4U learning module or focus topic, the participant can download and complete a Record of Participation. It is the responsibility of the individual to maintain a record of evidence to support the hours of learning claimed.

The PDF-writable document can be found on the home page of each module. The PDF needs to be downloaded / saved and opened with Adobe Reader to edit individual details.


Queensland University of Technology owns the intellectual property in learning materials developed for the Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates. As a part of this copyright you may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. It is acknowledged that the PCC4U learning materials may need to be adapted for use to support student learning. Your organisation may obtain an additional licence in relation to the materials available on this website, including a licence to make alterations to these materials, by entering a licence deed poll with QUT. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to

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