Certificate in Comprehensive Advanced Health Assessment

Course Points
10
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 9
Course Start Date
Spring 2022

Two great reasons to consider this course

  • This course supports the development of nursing and midwifery graduates towards roles as Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioners (as per the Department of Health’s 2019 policy)
  • This module is also one of the mandatory modules on the Certificate in Nursing/Midwifery Medicinal Product Prescribing

Course Summary

This programme will allow nurses and midwives to develop the knowledge and skills to complete a comprehensive advanced health assessment in practice.

Important notice about this course

AUTUMN COURSE NOW FULL AND CLOSED TO ANY FURTHER APPLICATIONS.

This programme is oversubscribed and there is NO waiting list for the September 2021 intake. 

NEXT COURSE RUNS IN SPRING 2022. WE WILL BE OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS TO THIS INTAKE FROM END OF OCTOBER.

 

Applicants must submit copies of their CV, academic transcripts and professional registration with their application. 

This course has been developed to allow nurses and midwives to develop the skills and knowledge to complete a comprehensive advanced health assessment in practice

Assessment is a fundamental role of nursing/midwifery practice and involves a comprehensive, systematic collection of information about the service user.

The content within this programme supports the Department of Health’s (2019) policy on the development of nursing and midwifery graduates towards roles as Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioners. The module in this course is also one of the mandatory modules on the Certificate in Nursing/Midwifery Medicinal Product Prescribing.

 

Students of the Certificate in Comprehensive Advanced Health Assessment will cover the following areas:

  • Comprehensive Advanced Health Assessment: Integrate and synthesize knowledge of altered homeostasis
  • Develop skills in order to make accurate clinical judgements
  • Anatomical and physiological organ systems
  • Strategies for enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration

For a full description of all course modules, please visit: http://courses.dkit.ie/index.cfm/page/module/moduleId/57028

The programme is delivered over one semester, with a combination of online and face-to-face delivery.

The programme will be delivered as follows:

Face to Face lectures in DkIT

21st September, 1 pm to 5 pm

19th October 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs

16th November 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs

14th December 09.00hrs to 17.00hrs

Live online lectures, from 15.00hrs to 17.00hrs

28th September, 5th October, 12th October, 2nd November, 9th November, 23rd November, 30th November, 7th December

Students will also be required to undertake directed/independent study

Students are expected to attend the live online classes and attend DkIT in person for the face-to-face classes.


We will continue to review the ongoing public health guidelines in relation to COVID-19 and subject to that may be able to provide some more face-to-face delivery of lectures during the Semester.

Students will require a cardiac stethoscope and will learn the skills of physical assessment in the clinical skills laboratory.

Participants must be:

  • Registered Nurse with NMBI
  • Currently employed in health care provision
  • Applicants will normally hold a level 8 qualification.
  • Applicants who do not have a level 8 qualification may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.
  • Graduates of the DkIT ‘Certificate in the Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Adult’ (or equivalent) programme may apply for exemptions to undertake this programme
  • Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to a PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course
  • Basic IT skills essential
  • Applicants may be interviewed

This Certificate in Comprehensive advanced Health Assessment will be of particular interest to registered Nurses or Midwives.

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Part time Section, School of Health and Science)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_NNASS_9
Course Type Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 9
Duration 1 Semester
Fees €800
Starting Date Spring 2022
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Credits 10
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

 

Places for this course are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend getting your application in as early as possible.

Applicants should also include a copy of their CV and NMBI registration with their application.

All programmes are delivered subject to demand.

If you have any questions about this course, please use the 'Enquire about this course' button at the bottom of this page.