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)

The deadline for the next intake in Semester 2 (January 2023) is 5pm, Friday 25th November 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) 

The deadline for the next intake in Semester 2 (January 2023) is 5pm, Friday 25th November 2022

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

 

Surgical Skills for Healthcare Practitioners (NS5057) 

The deadline for the next intake in Semester 2 (January 2023) is 5pm, Friday, 4th November, 2022.  An early application is strongly advisable. Application form 

This module will introduce participants to the core skills needed to perform minor surgical procedures in a variety of healthcare settings. 

Lectures will be held on the following dates: Jan 31st, Feb 28th, Mar 28th and Apr 25th

Further information is available in the course summary.

 

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)

The deadline for the next intake in Semester 2, 2023 is 5.00pm, Friday 2nd December, 2022. Application form is available here

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

 
Trauma Informed Practice in Health and Social Care (NS5106)

Applications for the next intake in Semester 1, 2022-2023 have closed.

​​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) - This module will not run in the academic year 2022/2023. Please check back again in May 2023. 

Further information is available in the course summary

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