Professional Dev

Professional Development Modules

At the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, a variety of contemporary practice focused modules have been developed to respond to the educational needs of nurses and other healthcare professionals. Some are in partnership with healthcare institutions, the HSE and both statutory and voluntary sector organisations.

We use a variety of teaching and assessment methods to ensure these modules are an enjoyable educational experience for participants. All are supported by our online learning environment Loop which facilitates student learning during modules.

These modules are available nationally or within DCU and can run specifically for services on request.

The School welcomes the opportunity to develop new modules that address the ever-changing education needs of the health care sector.


  • NS5057 Surgical Skills for Healthcare Practitioners  (Application form & Engagement Agreement click here), (Module Summary click here)  - Applications will close 5pm, Friday 6th November 2020
  • NS5058 Informatics in eHealth - (Application form click here) - Applications will close 5pm, Friday 7th August 2020
  • NS4543 Teaching and Assessing in Healthcare Practice - this module will NOT run until Academic year 2021/2022
  • NS5102 Dermatology Treatments and Therapies - this module will NOT run until Academic year 2021/2022. 
  • NS5077 Chronic Skin Conditions - this module will NOT run until Academic year 2021/2022.
  • NS466 (level 8) Personal Centred Dementia Care - application form - this module will NOT run in Semester 1 2020/2021. Please check again in November for an update if it will run in Semester 2, 20/21(Feb - April)
  • NS568 (level 9) Personal Centred Approaches to Dementia Care - application form - this module will NOT run in Semester 1 20/21. Please check again in November for an update if it will run in Semester 2, 20/21 (Feb - April)

 Delivered at Temple Street Children's University Hospital in collaboration with DCU

  • NS443 Care of Children with Renal Disease - (Flyer) - application form - Information on this module will be updated later this year
  • NS465 Nursing the Child with Airway Dysfunction (Flyer) - application form - Information on this module will be updated later this year
  • NS485 Care of Children & Adolescents with Diabetes (Flyer) - application form - Information on this module will be updated later this year
  • NS486 Children's Neuroscience Care - (Flyer) - application form - Information on this module will be updated later this year
  • NS5025 Humanistic Approaches: Theory and Practice
  • NS584 Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches: Theory and Practice
  • NS582 Integrative Psychotherapy
  • NS572 Psychodynamic Approaches: Theory and Practice
  • NS585 Systemic Approaches: Theory and Practice
  • NS587 Research Inquiry: An Introduction to Psychotherapy Research
  • NS5017 Couples Therapy - An Integrative Approach
  • NS5036 Psychosexual Integrative Practice
  • NS622 Professional Supervision Practice: available as a standalone module to current DCU Doctorate in Psychotherapy students only. Details of a Professional Diploma in Clinical Supervision (comprising of NS620 and NS622) can be found here.

Delivered in DCU in collaboration with the Dublin Region Homeless Agency (DRHA)

  • NS462 Effective Management in Homeless Services

    Module descriptors are available here

     

    To apply email: science@dcu.ie

    For Further Information Contact:
    Susan Hourican
    T: 01 700 8528
    E: susan.hourican@dcu.ie