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UCC CPD courses

Professional, Ethical and legal Decision Making NU6053

Course Fact File
DurationNovember - December
Teaching ModePart-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
Fees€900 See Fees and Costs for full details.
Closing Date19/07/2024

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, Cork.

Start Date29/08/2024


Module Objective: 

Development of ethical and legal knowledge and evaluative skills and the application of these skills to the assessment of case studies appropriate to practice

Module Content: 

Issues addressed include: ethical frameworks and relevant legislation applicable to health care situations, the professional-patient relationship, patient autonomy, end-of-life challenges, inequality, social justice, moral disagreement.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Blended module.

  • Orientation 29th August;
  • Workshop dates - 27th Nov 09.00; 9th Dec 09.00 

Dates are subject to slight changes.


Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment - written assignment, 100 marks.


Module Name Module Code Requirement 1 Requirement 2 Requirement 3 Requirement 4

Professional, Ethical and legal Decision Making

NU6053 Applicants must be practising nurses with evidence of current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Evidence that registration with the NMBI will be complete by the proposed commencement date of the module; Applicants must provide evidence, a letter of support, that they will be working in a critical care environment (for a minimum of 19.5 hours/week); Applicants must provide a letter of support from their respective Director of Nursing and confirmation of having secured a clinical facilitator/preceptor for the duration of the module. Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules whose main language is not English and who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years. If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.


Fees and Costs

The fee for this module is €900. There is also a €35 application fee. 

How To Apply

To apply for this module click the Apply Now button.  Once you have created your profile you can start your application by selecting the option below:

  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • The full module fee of €900 will be payable on submission of your application.

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