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Decision Making and Advanced Practice Professional Roles MH6029

Course Fact File
CodeMH6029
DurationSemester II
Teaching ModePart-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
Fees€1,100 See Fees and Costs for full details.
Closing DateApplications are now closed for this module
Venue

On-line Asynchronous

Credits10
Start DateSemester II - 1st April 2024

Outline

This course is targeted to those working in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy or other allied disciplines.

Module Objective: To provide the practitioner with the opportunity to reflect upon and refine the role and develop the expertise necessary to function as an advanced practitioner in clinical practice.

Module Content: Content covered will include case management; clinical decision-making; standards of care; ethics; cultural competence; person centred care. Advanced Practice role development; professional issues; theoretical perspectives informing advanced practice roles; and self-management (time and stress management). Contemporary issues in health care; the future of health service delivery.

Opportunities will be provided to explore issues related to case management, major pathophysiologic disease processes as applied to clinical decision making, and standards of care, ethics and role development. Research related to these topics will be used to highlight the changing nature of heath care. Analysis of the role of the advanced clinical practitioner will be emphasised. Within the clinical environment, candidates will expand clinical decision making abilities.

Learning Outcomes: 

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: 

  • Design case management algorithms combining quality assurance standards, evidence based practice, and clinical guidelines to support decision
  • Integrate advanced pathology and pathophysiology in diagnostic reasoning and case
  • Apply advanced health assessment and communication techniques in decision- making
  • Evaluate external stimuli that determine direction of the advanced practitioner role in the delivery of quality patient care within individual
  • Explore the use of an evidence-based evaluation framework in the context of the advanced clinical practitioner
  • Appraise the professional role of the advanced practitioner combining a framework with standards of pracgtice.

This CPD Module is targeted to those working in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy or other allied disciplines.  Note: Nurses who do not currently meet the entry requirements for the APN programme and complete MH6029 are eligible for exemption from NU6162 Decision Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional Roles, if becoming eligible for the Programme within a 5 year period.

 

 

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Orientation – asynchronous orientation prior to commencing the module

Week commencing 01/04/24 Unit 1 Online Asynchronous  

Monday 8/4/24 09.00hrs to 13.00hrs Unit 1 Online Asynchronous  

Wed 17/04/24 In class workshop 09.00-17.00 BHSC  

Thursday 18/4/24 In class workshop 09.00-17.00 BHSC  

Practicalities

Contact Hours*: 50 hrs, lectures, directed e-learning and group activities.

Self-directed learning hours (if applicable): 150hrs.

Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Oral Presentation, 100 marks and written assignment, 100 marks).


Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Requirements

Candidates must normally meet one of the following criteria:

Normally hold a Honours primary degree (minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade I): 

  • in a relevant subject (e.g. nursing, medicine, pharmacy, clinical therapies, philosophy, law, theology, social sciences) OR
  • in any discipline and either possess a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field or show evidence of at least two years' work experience in a relevant setting.

Applicants with a Second Class Honours Grade 2 will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants from allied disciplines must provide evidence of professional certification, where appropriate. 

Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing or Midwifery, as set out here

Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.

Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved COMH scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.

In exceptional circumstances, applicants without a primary degree may be recommended for entry to the module after a review of their individual qualifications and experience by the course committee.

 

 

Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €1,100 for EU applicants. 

There is also a €35 application fee. 

How To Apply

Applications are now closed for this module.

 

 

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.

 

 

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Nurses who do not currently meet the entry requirements for the APN programme and complete MH6029 are eligible for exemption from NU6162 Decision Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional Roles, if becoming eligible for the Programme within a 5 year period.

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