Professional Dev

Professional Development Modules and Micro-credentials

At the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, a variety of contemporary practice focused modules and micro-credenitials 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.


A micro-credential is proof of the learning outcomes that a learner has acquired following a short learning experience. These learning outcomes are assessed against transparent standards in line with the National Framework for Qualifications. DCU Micro-Credentials are defined by eight characteristics, Short, Relevant, Collaborative, Flexible, Learner Centred, Stackable, and Quality Assured.

 

Person-centred Dementia Care (NS466 - Level 8)

Applications for Semester 2, 2023 have closed for this module.

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.

 

Surgical Skills for Healthcare Practitioners (NS5057 - Level 9) 

Applications for Semester 2, 2023 have closed for this module.

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.

Person-centred Dementia Care (NS466 - Level 8)

Applications for Semester 2, 2023 have closed for this module.

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.

 

Person-centred Approaches to Dementia Care (NS568 - Level 9) 

Applications for Semester 2, 2023 have closed for this module.

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.

 

Surgical Skills for Healthcare Practitioners (NS5057 - Level 9) 

Applications for Semester 2, 2023 have closed for this module.

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

 

Post Covid Syndrome Rehabilitation (NS5104 - Level 9)

Applications for Semester 2, 2023 have closed for this module.

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 - Level 9)

Applications for Semester 1, 2022 have closed for this module

​​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.

 

Chronic Skin Conditions (NS5077 - Level 9)

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:
    Yvonne Corcoran
    T: 01 700 7160
    E: yvonne.corcoran@dcu.ie