Using PCC4U

PCC4U Learning Resources

  • Have been implemented in a range of undergraduate and entry-to-practice health professional courses
  • Can be used to support learning and teaching for students from any health profession
  • Support the development of graduates in the health professions who, within the scope of practice of their profession, can demonstrate the graduate capabilities in the context of caring for a person with a life-limiting illness.

Graduate Capabilities

The graduate capabilities are based on four core capabilities identified as being integral for health professionals to provide a palliative approach to care for people with a life-limiting illness:

  1. Effective communication in the context of an individual’s responses to loss and grief, existential challenges, uncertainty and changing goals of care
  2. Appreciation of and respect for the diverse human and clinical responses of each individual throughout their illness trajectory
  3. Understanding of principles for assessment and management of clinical and supportive care needs
  4. 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.

Implementing the PCC4U Core Modules and Focus Topic resources can include:

  • Integration as a complete unit or elective
  • Inclusion of module or topic sections or activities in a unit of study
  • Reference to content as part of additional readings or support materials.

Providing student access to the learning resources:

  • Via this website – provide a link in learning materials or via Blackboard, Moodle or other learning management system.
  • By embedding the PCC4U content and / or case study videos within content creation applications
  • Via PDF writable workbooks – available on the Implementation Guides page and the home page for each core module or focus topic.

Customising the learning resources to suit your course:

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

  • Face-to-face and videoconference 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.

PCC4U Toolkits

Specific resources are also available to support learning for students in the Vocational Education and Training sector, with the Enrolled Nurse Toolkit and Care Worker Toolkit. Information regarding these resources is available here.

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]


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