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Specialist Practice (P.Grad.Cert.)

1 Year Part-Time

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This P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice programme has been developed, in partnership with associated health service providers, to meet the demands and challenges within the health care system and specifically within specialist care. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that aims to promote excellence in the area of specialist care practice. It is also designed to provide academically robust education for the students and the various modules offered develop and complement subjects undertaken at degree or 'equivalent' level.

 

Students must accumulate 30 ECTS and successfully complete three modules for the award of P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice. Students who successfully complete the P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice without compensation are eligible for entry to the relevant M.Sc./P.Grad. Dip. programme.

 

The modules are each worth 10 ECTS and are:

Interdisciplinary Dementia:

1. Ways of Understanding Dementia and Dementia Care

2. Critical Issues in Assessment and Care Planning

6. Enhancing the Experience of Living with Dementia

 

Interdisciplinary Mental Health – Psychosocial Interventions

1. Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress

2. Working with People Who Experience Psychosis or Related Experiences

3. Inter-Professional Family Work

 

Interdisciplinary Mental Health:

Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress

and a choice of two of the following:

Advancing Therapeutic Engagement Skills

Interface Between Mental Health and Criminal Justice

Working with People Affected by Eating Disorders

Suicide, Suicidal Behaviour and Self-harm

Promoting Equality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion for users of the Mental Health Services

Working with People Who Experience Psychosis or Related Experiences

Inter-Professional Family Work

 

Interdisciplinary Palliative Care:

1. Palliative Care Philosophy: Concepts and Debates

2. Palliative Approaches to Pain and Symptom Management

3. Psychosocial, Spiritual and Therapeutic Issues in Palliative Care

 

Interdisciplinary Palliative Care:

1. Advancing Gerontological Nursing Practice

2. Promoting Health and Well Being with the Older Person

3. Gerontological Nursing: Concepts and Practice

 

Nursing Specialist – Emergency:

1. Nursing Management of Medical Emergencies

2. Nursing Management of Medical, Paediatric and Mental Health Emergencies

3. Management of Surgical Emergencies and Trauma Nursing

 

Nursing Specialist – Intensive Care:

1. Principles of Intensive Care Nursing

2. Management of the Critically Ill Adult 1

3. Management of the Critically Ill Adult 2

 

Nursing Specialist – Cardiovascular:

1. Introduction to the Nursing Management of a Cardiovascular Patient

2. Advanced Nursing Management of a Patient with Electro-Physiological Dysfunction

3. Advanced Nursing Management of a Patient with Cardiovascular Dysfunction

 

Nursing Specialist – Renal:

1. Nephrology Nursing

2. Transplant and Peritoneal Dialysis Nursing

3. Haemodialysis and Allied Therapies Nursing

 

Nursing Specialist – Cancer Care and Haematology:

1. Cancer and Haematology Nursing

2. Psychosocial Issues in Haemato-Oncology Nursing

3. Haemato-Oncology Nursing

 

Nursing Specialist – Peri-Operative:

1. Principles of Perioperative Nursing

2. Peri-Operative Department Management

3. Nursing Management of the Perioperative Patient

 

Nursing Specialist – Orthopaedic:

1. Applied Science and Principles of Orthopaedic Nursing

2. Principles of Trauma Orthopaedic Nursing

3. Principles of Elective Orthopaedic Nursing


Course Options

1 Year Part-Time

Next Intake

September 2018

Closing Date

30 June 2018

Admission Requirements Specialist Nursing strands:

  • Admission to the strand will be subject to place availability. The entry criteria for this strand are:
  • Current registration on the appropriate nursing division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Active Register
  • Two years post-registration clinical experience since first registration
  • Twelve months experience (within the last two years) in the specialty in Ireland at the time of application.
  • Candidates must also fulfil one of the following criteria:

An honours degree in nursing or a related discipline or equivalent professional and academic qualification or satisfy the selection committee that they have the academic ability to successfully complete the programme.

  • Each student will be engaged in specific practice settings in Ireland relevant to each individual strand for the duration of the programme of study.
  • Additional criteria may be required by individual Health Service Providers.

 

Admission Requirements Gerontological Nursing strand:

  • The candidate must satisfy all of the following criteria:
  • be registered as a nurse on the live register with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and
  • be working in an area where gerontological nursing care is delivered in Ireland for the duration of the course;
  • have a minimum of one years full-time clinical nursing practice or equivalent recent clinical nursing practice since first registration and
  • hold an honours degree in nursing studies or equivalent or otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.

 

Admission Requirements Interdisciplinary – Mental Health incl the Psychosocial Interventions strand

  • be currently working in mental health/mental illness field; and
  • normally hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline; or
  • otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the programme.

Note, this strand is open to a wide range of professionals. Nurses undertaking this strand must have current registration on the appropriate division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland live register.

 

Admission Requirements Interdisciplinary – Mental Health –Child, Adolescent and Family strand

  • be currently working in child, adolescent and family mental health services; and
  • be currently employed in the area of mental health/mental illness/child, adolescent and family services and have Garda clearance for working with children and adolescents and
  • normally hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline; or
  • otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the programme.

Note, this strand is open to a wide range of professionals. Nurses undertaking this strand must have current registration on the appropriate division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland live register.

 

Admission Requirements Interdisciplinary – Palliative Care strand

  • For the duration of the course, candidates must be employed in Ireland in an area where the principles of palliative care are operationalised when caring for individuals with life threatening illness and their families.
  • Have a minimum of one years clinical experience in palliative care practice within the last 2 years and.
  • Hold at least an upper second-class honors degree in a health professional or related subject area. Candidates with relevant, and significant experience as professional practitioners in the field of palliative care may be accepted with a lower class degree (II.2 or III), provided that they can satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.

Note, this strand is open to a wide range of professionals. Nurses undertaking this strand must have current registration on the appropriate division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland live register. Please visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland website for information on registering as a nurse or midwife in Ireland.


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Next Intake

September 2018

Closing Date

30 June 2018