UCC CPD courses

Leadership, Management & Practice Development in Specialist Mental Health Nursing Practice (10 credits) NU6080


Fact File

  • Title

    Leadership, Management & Practice Development in Specialist Mental Health Nursing Practice (10 credits) NU6080

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    4th January 2021 to 15th February 2021

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    É900 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th October 2020

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Semester 2


Module Content: Developing a shared vision for person-centred care-: contemporary issues in mental health nursing, attitudes and values, recent local, national & international developments in mental health nursing practice, education and research, developing and articulating a philosophy of care in the specialist setting. Co-production, approaches to practice development, clinical supervision, critical reflective practice, portfolios. Quality improvement, clinical governance, effective workplace culture, clinical audit. Leadership, change management, the role of the mental health nurse as change agent and advocate, team working, problem solving. Translating recovery guidance into mental health practice. Contemporary models of service delivery. eMental health.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Teaching Method(s): 16hr(s) Lectures (and Workshops); 184hr(s) Other (E-tivities; Discussion Board and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning.).


Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Completion of e-tivities.

Duration : 4th Jan-15 Feb 2021 runs on-line.

Workshop Dates 

11th Jan 2021 09.00-17.00 BHSC

25th Jan 2021 09.00-16.00 BHSC

1st   Feb 2021 09.00-16.00 BHSC

Assignment submission Week 8/2/20 

Why Choose

Module Objective: To expand the nurses specialist' knowledge and skills in leadership, management and practice development in order to co-produce evidence based, safe and person-centred quality care.

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

  • Articulate his/her philosophy of specialist mental health nursing practice to inform and develop his/her vision of specialist mental health nursing practice.
  • Critically examine a range of contemporary issues and policy developments which impact on the current and future practice of mental health nursing.
  • Critically evaluate models of change management and their applicability at an individual, team and organisational level.
  • Identify and critically analyse core leadership and management competencies required by the mental health nurse in his/her role as a change agent when developing specialist practice.
  • Critically review the process of quality improvement and the quality frameworks applicable to the mental health services and demonstrate how this knowledge may be applied to clinical practice.
  • Apply recovery principles when working with and implementing change with service users, families, mental health service providers and the voluntary and community sector.


Fees and Costs

How Do I Apply

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form: 

 CPD Module Application Form 2020/21CPD Module Application Form 2020/21

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link below.
  2. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  3. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal.
  4. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mailto cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie



CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

Applications for this module are now open.