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.


Person Centred Dementia Care (NS466 - Level 8)
Applications for the next intake in Semester 1, 2022-2023 will close at 5pm, Monday 13th June 2022

This module takes a person centred approach and covers a number of core themes in dementia care from the assessment of memory problems and early interventions, care in the community and palliative approaches to dementia. Further information is available in the course summary and application form.


Person Centred Approaches to Dementia Care (NS568 - Level 9) Applications for the next intake in Semester 1, 2022-2023 will close at 5pm, Monday 13th June 2022

Further information is available in the course summary and application form.


Trauma Informed Practice in Health and Social Care (NS5106)
Applications for the next intake in Semester 1, 2022-2023 will close at 5pm, Thursday 4th August 2022

​​This course is aimed at practitioners who are working in environments where trauma has an impact on the people and communities they work with and on workers themselves. Further information is available in the course summary and application form.


Chronic Skin Conditions (NS5077) - Applications for the next intake in Semester 1, 2022-2023 will close at 5pm, Friday 24th June 2022

Further information is available in the course summary and application form.

 


Surgical Skills for Healthcare Practitioners (NS5057) - Please check back later in the year for details of the next intake.

This module will introduce participants to the core skills needed to perform minor surgical procedures in a variety of healthcare settings. Provisional course summary is available here


Dermatology Treatments and Therapies (NS5102) module will run as part of the Graduate Certificate in Dermatology (GCID) in the next academic year 2022/2023. Link for the Grad Cert in Dermatology:
 https://www.dcu.ie/courses/postgraduate/school-nursing-psychotherapy-and-community-health/graduate-certificate-0

Post Covid Syndrome Rehabilitation (NS5104) - This module will run in academic year 2022/2023 in Semester 2 (January) 2023. Further details will be available later in the year.

This module will be delivered in collaboration with subject experts from acute and community medical, nursing and allied health professionals. Further information is available in the course summary and application form

 

Delivered at Children's Health Ireland (Temple Street) in collaboration with DCU

 

Care of Children with Renal Disease (NS443) - Applications have closed for this module for 2021-2022

This module will be delivered at Children's Health Ireland (Temple Street)


Care of Children & Adolescents with Diabetes (NS485) - Applications have closed for this module for 2021-2022

This module will be delivered at Children's Health Ireland (Temple Street)


Children's Neuroscience Care (NS486) - Applications have closed for this module for 2021-2022

This module will be delivered at Children's Health Ireland (Temple Street)


Nursing the Child with Airway Dysfunction (NS465)

This module will not run in academic year 2021/2022


Humanistic Approaches: Theory and Practice (NS5025)

Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches: Theory and Practice (NS584)

Integrative Psychotherapy (NS582)

Psychodynamic Approaches: Theory and Practice (NS572)

Systemic Approaches: Theory and Practice (NS585)

Research Inquiry: An Introduction to Psychotherapy Research (NS587)

Couples Therapy - An Integrative Approach (NS5017)

Psychosexual Integrative Practice (NS5036)

Professional Supervision Practice (NS622)
  • 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)

 

Effective Management in Homeless Services (NS462)

    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