An innovative Certificate program offering professionals and volunteers an opportunity to explore cultural, social and personal aspects of death and dying; to gain knowledge and experience in providing support for the terminally ill and the bereaved; and to examine relevant legal and ethical issues. The program emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to palliative care and bereavement support through community-based services. Most courses in this program are offered via the internet. The Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Studies is offered in partnership with King's University College. All course requirements must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.
All students will be admitted to the Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Studies according to the policies and guidelines for admission to the University. Non-Western students must first apply to Western through the Ontario University Application Centre in Guelph, Ontario. In addition, prospective students must also complete the application form for the Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Studies provided by Continuing Studies at Western. Application forms are available through Continuing Studies at Western. Students who are currently enrolled at Western are only required to complete the Continuing Studies at Western application form.
Visit our website at www.uwo.ca/cstudies for full program information.
Application Deadline: March 1 to be considered for the Fall term.
REQUIRED DEGREE CREDIT COURSES
Thanatology 2200 or equivalent
Thanatology 2230A/B or equivalent
Thanatology 2231A/B or equivalent.
PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVES
Philosophy 2071E; Philosophy 2073F/G; Sociology 2245; Thanatology 2232A/B; Thanatology 2233A/B; Thanatology 2234A/B; Thanatology 2235A/B; Thanatology 3320A/B; Thanatology 3321A/B; Thanatology 3322A/B; Thanatology 3323A/B; Thanatology 3355A/B
REQUIRED GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT COURSES (select four)
GRBV 6001: Crisis and Trauma
GRBV 6002: Communication with the Dying and the Bereaved
GRBV 6003: Grief Support Groups
GRBV 6004: Palliative Care: Advanced Principles and Practice
GRBV 6005: Creative Responses to Death and Bereavement
GRBV 6006: Personal and Professional Issues in Thanatology
GRBV 6007: Loss Across the Lifespan