UCC CPD courses

Leadership, Management & Practice Development in Specialist Mental Health Nursing Practice NU6080


Fact File

  • Title

    Leadership, Management & Practice Development in Specialist Mental Health Nursing Practice NU6080

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    3rd January 2022 to 14th February 2022

  • 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 2021

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Semester II


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.

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.

Learning Outcomes: 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.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Presentation - 120 marks; e-tivities - 80 marks).

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.

Orientation Semester II 3rd January 2022

Duration : 3 Jan-14 Feb 2022

Workshop Dates 

10th Jan 2022 09.00-17.00 BHSC Campus

24th Jan 2022 09.00-16.00 on-line

31st Jan 2022 09.00-14.00 on-line

Assignment submission TBC at a later date.


Fees and Costs

Module Fee É900.  There is also an application fee of É35.00

How Do I Apply

Applications for this module are now open. 

Application Form: 03 03 21 CPD Form

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below and submit with the relevant documents to:

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link.
  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-mail to 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