The primary aim of this Graduate Diploma will be to expand your knowledge in the area of chronic illness management. You will be equipped with the knowledge and expertise required to care for patients with chronic illness. The programme will give you an understanding of the needs of this group of patients, which are associated with high levels of self-care, and give you the necessary skills to improve the quality of life for people with chronic illness.
The Graduate Diploma Chronic Illness Management (Nursing) is a programme for nurses who wish to advance their professional practice in the care of people with chronic illness in order to formulate appropriate nursing interventions across a continuum of care. The programme will provide you with a professional educational experiencewhich can be applied directly to your clinical practice.
The primary aim of this Graduate Diploma will be to expand your knowledge in the area of chronic illness management. You will be equipped with the knowledge and expertise required to care for patients with chronic illness. The programme will give you an understanding of the needs of this group of patients, which are associated with high levelsof self-care, and give you the necessary skills to improve the quality of life for people with chronic illness.
On successful completion of all components of this programme you will be awarded a UCD Graduate Diploma(level 9). This UCD-accredited graduate diploma will provide you with a professional education experience which you can apply directly in clinical practice.
Upon completion of the programme, you will be well positioned to work in a variety of chronic illness care settings both nationally and internationally. You will gain advanced clinical experience, as well as theoretical knowledge to provide a high level of care to people with chronic illness. A blended model of teaching and learning is used on the programme to facilitate flexibility and accessibility.Clinical teaching is undertaken by specialists in the clinical area with an emphasis on assisting students in applying theory to practice. Graduates may also proceed to CNM/Educational/Clinical Facilitator roles, and this programme is an entry pathway for the MSc Clinical Practice.
Two Year Programme (Part-Time):
For the two year part-time programme, you will complete two core modules in year one:
Autumn Trimester NMHS43260 - Nursing Knowledge, Philosophy & Practice
Spring Trimester NMHS43270 - Research Methods Applied to Healthcare
In year two, you will complete two additional core modules:
Autumn NMHS42960 - Advanced Health Assessment
NMHS43600 - Clinical Practicum - Chronic Illness
- Across Autumn and Spring Trimester -
You will also complete two optional modules which must be chosen from the following list: (The modules must be related to your patient population). Optional Modules
Please note: Students working in Rheumatology undertake NMHS33220 in the Autumn Trimester Year One, and undertake NMHS42640 in Spring Trimester Year Two.
Applicants must have a primary degree in Nursing (or equivalent in related discipline).RPL consideration if no degree • Qualified healthcare professionals with proof of registration with appropriate governing body (NMBI) • Have a minimum of one year’s post-registration experience, including at least six months working with chronic illness populations • Candidates must be employed in the care of patients with chronic illness prior to commencing the course and for the duration of the course for a minimum of 75 hours per month • Other criteria to be used in the assessment of the application include number of years of experience, and evidence of ongoing professional development
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