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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 (Flyer) (Summary and Application form) - closed
  • NS5058 Informatics in eHealth - Application form - Applications will close 5pm, Monday 24th August 2020
  • NS4543 Teaching and Assessing in Healthcare Practice (Application form) - closed
  • NS5102 Dermatology Treatments and Therapies (Summary and Application form) - closed
  • NS5077 Chronic Skin Conditions (Summary and Application form) - closed
  • NS466 (level 8) Personal Centred Dementia Care - application form - closed 
  • NS568 (level 9) Personal Centred Approaches to Dementia Care - application form - closed

Children's Nursing 

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

  • NS443 Care of Children with Renal Disease - (Flyer) - application form - Closed
  • NS465 Nursing the Child with Airway Dysfunction (Flyer) - application form - Closed
  • NS485 Care of Children & Adolescents with Diabetes (Flyer) - application form - Closed
  • NS486 Children's Neuroscience Care - (Flyer) - application form - Closed



  • 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

Module desriptors are available here

To apply email: science@dcu.ie

 Community Health


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

  • NS462 Effective Management in Homeless Services

Mental Health 

  • NS487 Cooperative Learning: Service Improvement Leadership for Mental Health
  • NS4022 Principles and Practice of Peer Support and Peer Advocacy in Mental Health
  • NS464 Mental Health in Primary Care Setting

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