UCC CPD courses

Clinical Leadership in Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery NU6070

Course Fact File
Duration8th January – 19th Feb 2024
Teaching ModePart-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
Fees€900 See Fees and Costs for full details.
Closing DateApplications are now closed for this module

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

Start DateSemester II 18th January 2024


Module Objective: To enable the nurse and midwife to apply critical theoretical insights to the enhancement of Nursing and Midwifery practice.

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

  • Critically review the process of quality improvement and its application to clinical practice
  • Conduct an audit on an aspect relevant to clinical practice
  • Disseminate results to clinical teams in conjunction with Quality Office, Director of Nursing, Midwifery or Quality and clinical Team
  • Identify actions required to close the quality loop.
  • Critically reflect on the process of enhancing the contribution of nursing to the delivery of patient care.
  • Develop and demonstrate critical faculties through advanced reflection skills
  • Critically reflect on the process of introducing and evaluating nursing/ midwifery care initiatives at ward, unit or inter-departmental level
  • Evaluate and reflect on the effectiveness of various nursing strategies which can be used to advance practice
  • Demonstrate vision of professional practice that can be developed beyond scope of practice.

Module Content: Quality enhancement in nursing and midwifery, continuous quality improvement, stakeholder perspectives on quality health care, standard setting, performance monitoring, patient/client satisfaction with health services, quality and equity of provision, clinical quality, nursing audit.

Linking theory and practice. Learning experiences planned on individual interests, with emphases on gaining in-depth skills and knowledge of the clinical role in nursing or midwifery, the process of developing excellence and scholarship in nursing and midwifery practice, description, analysis and synthesis of the practice domain of nursing or midwifery, the process of enhancing the contribution of nursing to the delivery of care, action, strategies to improve nursing or midwifery practice, practice innovation. 

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Module to commence on 18th Janurary 2024

Teaching Method(s): 10hr(s) Other (Blended Learning Lectures/Workshop (face to face)); 90hr(s) Other (On-line Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).


Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Poster Presentation: 180 marks; E activities: 20 marks).


Open to registered health care professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines.

Applicants who are practising health care professionals must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (active registration), the Irish Medical Council, the Health & Social Care Professions Council (or equivalent regulatory body for pharmacists, occupational therapist, podiatrists, speech and language therapists etc.)) 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 CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.

These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students are achieved.

Fees and Costs

The fee for this course is €900.

The application fee is €35.


How To Apply

Applications are now closed for this module.



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  • 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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