UCC CPD courses

Advancing Practice for Patient Safety NU6303


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  • Title

    Advancing Practice for Patient Safety NU6303

  • 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

    See Detailed Entry Requirements. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    24th July 2020

  • Course Delivery Method


  • Venue


  • Credits


  • Start Date

    14th Sept. - 26th Oct. 2020


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

  • Examine the relevance of clinical risk to patient safety.
  • Describe the management of clinical risk in healthcare.
  • Appraise the importance of teamwork in relation to patient safety and managing clinical risk.
  • Summarise the principles of improvement and how improvement in patient safety can be measured.
  • Explain the importance of communication with patients, relatives/carers particularly with regard to open disclosure and adverse events.

Module Objective: To explore and critically examine with students issues relating to patient safety.

Module Content: Content is aligned to the World Health Organisation multi-professional patient safety curriculum guide. It will cover areas such as how to assess patient safety, understanding the importance of teamwork, managing clinical risk and employing quality-improvement methods to enhance care.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Duration: 200hr(s) Other (Online Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Practice Discussion - 60 marks; Case Study Discussion - 60 marks; Presentation ? 60 marks; online activities- 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.


Delivered fully on-line; students do not attend workshop dates.


Applicants must be qualified healthcare professionals registered with the regulatory body in their country of residence. Applicants must have a primary degree, NFQ Level 8 or equivalent.

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;

Application Form NU6303 2020/21:  

CPD 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-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

Applications for this module are now open.

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

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