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Mental Health - Child, Adolescent and Family (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip)

M.Sc/PGDip – 2 years part time/PG Cert -1 year part time

Course Description

The M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Specialist Nursing - Emergency Department is designed to provide the student with the appropriate level of knowledge, clinical expertise and technical skills necessary to function as a competent, effective and caring practitioner. There is a strong commitment to research based practice, and a focus on the development and integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical experience.

Students must pass all modules in order to achieve the Postgraduate award and progress to the second year of the MSc programme during which they complete a dissertation. Students may opt to exit at the end of year one and be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate* or a Postgraduate Diploma.

If all elements of the course have been passed the student has the option to return to undertake year two within four years. The specialist courses are taught in partnership between the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the associated Health Service Providers. The specialist strands offered are listed above

*For further information on the Postgraduate Certificate exit point, please contact course personnel.

Course Content
Year 1 Modules
Specialist
NU7561 Nursing Management of Medical Emergencies
NU7562 Nursing Management of Paediatric and Mental Health Emergencies
NU7563 Management of Surgical Emergencies and Trauma Nursing
NU7564 Supervised Practice Placement (ED)
Core
NU7013 Theory & Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare
NU7020 Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance
Year 2 Module
NU8007 Dissertation
Course Assessments
Each module will be assessed by the successful completion of an academic assignment. The assessment of clinical competence will focus on the acquisition of specialist competencies and the clinical assessments will be carried out throughout the clinical placements.

Dr. Margaret McCann
Dr Margaret McCann

pgt.nursing.midw@tcd.ie

pgt.nursing.midw@tcd.ie

This course is run in partnership with the The National Forensic Mental Health Service and is designed to enhance the collaboration between disciplines working with individuals with mental health problems. Students on this course will come from a variety of professions: nursing; medicine; occupational therapy; social work; An Garda Síochána; legal; psychology; probation and prison services.

Structure & Delivery
Year One
Commences with a full week in September and thereafter one or two days per week for the remainder of the academic year (depending on whether the course is being undertaken full-time or part-time).

Year Two
Attendance at workshops throughout the academic year

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments.

Course Content
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Practice
Year One
NU7412 Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress (10)
and a choice of two from the list below:
NU7413 Interface between Mental Health and Criminal Justice (10)
NU7406 Suicide, Suicidal Behaviour and Self-harm (10)
NU7415 Promoting Equality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion for Users of the Mental Health Services (10)
Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health - Year One
NU7412 Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress (10)
NU7410 Advancing Therapeutic Engagement Skills (10)
NU7013 Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Health Care (10)
NU7005 Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care (10)
and a choice of two from the list below:
NU7413 Interface between Mental Health and Criminal Justice (10)
NU7406 Suicide, Suicidal Behaviour and Self-harm (10)
NU7415 Promoting Equality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion for Users of the Mental Health Services (10)
Master in Science in Mental Health - Year One
NU7412 Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives (10)
NU7005 Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care(10)
and a choice of two from the list below:
NU7413 Interface between Mental Health and Criminal Justice (10)
NU7406 Suicide, Suicidal Behaviour and Self-harm (10)
NU7415 Promoting Equality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion for Users of the Mental Health Services (10)
Year Two
NU8007 Dissertation (30)

Course Details

Duration

M.Sc/PGDip – 2 years part time/PG Cert -1 year part time

Course Coordinator

Dr John Dinsmore

Next Intake

September 2022

Closing Date

30th June 2022
Candidates for this course will be currently working in mental health/mental illness field; and in the case of the Child, adolescent and family strand, be working in child, adolescent and family mental health services and have a minimum of one year's recent experience in the area of mental health/mental illness; and in the case of the child, adolescent and family strand, 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. Candidates will also normally hold an honors degree in a relevant discipline; or otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.
 

Course Fees

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