UCC CPD courses

Professional Practice Issues for Nurses and Midwives


Fact File

  • Title

    Professional Practice Issues for Nurses and Midwives

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Teaching Mode

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

  • Fees

    €900 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Open to Registered Nurses/Midwives Only. See also Detailed Entry Requirements. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    17th of June 2019

  • Venue

    Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.  Exact rooms to be confirmed.

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    See Additional Teaching Mode Information for dates


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

  • Demonstrate advancement of clinical/professional knowledge in a selected topic area
  • Critically review professional conduct issues for the nurse/midwife
  • Integrate theory and practice of nursing or midwifery and review these standards of care/professionalism within your own work area.
  • Develop and engage in critical thinking through the process of reflection in or on, an area of professional practice.
  • Critically reflect on contemporary nursing or midwifery care within the context of a challenging health care environment.
  • Consider the working conditions of the nurse/midwife in the challenging health care environment with regard to their own health and wellbeing

Module Objective: To develop the student's ability to critically review professional practice issues and the nurse/midwife's role advancement.

Module Content: Issues addressed include: Code of Professional Conduct, Scope of Practice, professional competency, professional practice, health of the nurse in relation to carrying out professional duties, advancing role of the nurse/midwife.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Orientation date: Friday 30th August 2019 09.00-18.00

Class dates for 2019/20: 

Class Dates Venue 

Thurs 14 Oct 2019 09.00-14.00 


Thurs 24 Oct 2019 09.00-18.00 


Tues Nov 12 2019 09.00-14.00 


Assignment Submission:

Wk 18/11/19 date TBC



Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (3,000 word written report - 180 marks; E-tivities - 20 marks.).

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


Open to registered Nurses and Midwives ONLY and must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (active registration)

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

€900 plus €35 application fee.

How Do I Apply

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

CPD Coordinator,

Graduate Studies Office, West Wing, Main Quad, University College Cork

OR via email at cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie


Application Form:

CPD App Form School of Nursing and Midwifery

Forward this form along with the:

  • Application fee,
  • A passport sized photograph and
  • Any other documentation requested on the form.