Children's Neuroscience Care (NS486)

This module is designed to increase the theoretical knowledge base of healthcare practitioners who care for children with neuromedical/neurosurgical needs in both acute and community settings. Students will gain a greater understanding of evidence-based neuroscience nursing care including underlying pathophysiology, treatment modalities and nursing management.

Applicants must be working in a setting where they are likely to provide care to children with neuromedical/neurosurgical conditions.

This module is designed to increase the theoretical knowledge base of healthcare practitioners who care for children with neuromedical/neurosurgical needs in both acute and community settings. Students will gain a greater understanding of evidence-based neuroscience nursing care including underlying pathophysiology, treatment modalities and nursing management.

On completion of this module and following a period of personal study, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of normal neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and its application to disordered function.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based holistic family-centred care of the child with neuromedical/ neurosurgical condition.
  • Discuss the Neuromedical / Neurosurgical and pharmacological interventions available to support the child with altered neurological function.
  • Analyse the psychological, sociocultural and economic implications of altered neurological function on the child and their family.
  • Evaluate the contribution of the multi-disciplinary team in the care of children and their families who have neuroscience related needs.

Commencing:
The module, run in association with DCU, will commence in February 2022 and will be delivered in CHI at Temple Street on the following dates: February 16th, 17th, March 23rd, 24th, April 7th, 20th and 3rd, 4th May 2022.

Applications will close: 
Monday 17th January 2022 @ 5pm 
Credit / Level: Level 8, 5 ECTS Credits
Module code: NS486
Cost of module: €350

Application forms are available from:
Faculty of Science and Health, Dublin City University
T: 01 700 8975    
E: science@dcu.ie 
W: dcu.ie/snpch/professional.shtml

For further details, contact: 
Prof Veronica Lambert
E:  veronica.lambert@dcu.ie
Ms Michelle Doyle (Registered ANP Neurosurgery)
E:  michelle.doyle@cuh.ie/ T:  087 431853
Ms Siobhan O’Malley (Registered ANP Children’s Epilepsy)
E:  siobhan.omalley@cuh.ie/ T: 01 8921895