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MSc in Professional Practice: Professional Management of Complex Behaviour in Clinical Practice

Course Points
90
Course Duration
1.5 - 2 years
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
12 Places
Course Start Date
September 2021

Course Summary

The MSc in Professional Practice (Professional Management of Complex Behaviour in Clinical Practice) at DkIT will prepare students to provide training in line with contemporary person-centred, trauma-informed and recovery-oriented best-practice.

Important notice about this course

Applications open now. This programme is suitable for Nurses, Midwives and Health & Social Care Professionals, who are registered with their recognised professional body.

DkIT has in partnership with the HSE and others, consulted widely with, clinical, professional, and regulatory bodies, and worked collaboratively in the preparation of the proposed programme in the Professional Management of Complex Behaviours in Clinical Practice (CBCP) which will prepare students to provide training in line with contemporary person-centred, trauma-informed and recovery-oriented best practice.

  • Application of Professional Management of Complex Behaviours in Care Contexts
  • Safety Strategies in Professional Management of Complex Behaviours
  • Theoretical Principles Underpinning Professional Management of Complex Behaviours in Health and Social Care settings
  • Advanced Safety Strategies in PMCB
  • Integrated Organisational and Practice Strategies to Manage PMCB
  • Research Methodology and Project Design
  • Research Dissertation for PMCB

This programme is delivered through a combination of face to face and on-line delivery. 

Those graduating from the Certificate in Professional Practice: Professional Management of Complex Behaviour in Clinical Practice award option will have specific skills and knowledge to provide training to others to assist them in preserving their personal safety while safely and effectively managing a range of manifestations of verbal and physical aggression and in the safe provision of patient care. 

Graduates from the MSc in Professional Practice: Professional Management of Complex Behaviour in Clinical Practice will have specific skills and knowledge to practice at an advanced level incorporating key concepts such as advanced decision making, professional leadership, evidence-based practice, professional ethics and research knowledge and skills. Graduates from the MSc in Professional Practice: Professional Management of Complex Behaviour in Clinical Practice programme will have achieved the outcomes necessary for study at NFQ level 10

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years post registration experience.
  • 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. Applicants may be interviewed.
  • Graduates of the DkIT BSc in Professional Management of Aggression and Violence programme may apply for exemptions to undertake this programme in line with DkIT recognition of prior certified learning (https://www.dkit.ie/about-dkit/policies-and-guidelines/academic-policies.html)
  • Applicants must complete and submit the Employer Support form in support of their application and agreeing to facilitate the learner’s teaching practice
  • Applicants must have successfully completed and have certification for the duration of the programme in the following: Basic Life Support; Manual Handling; First Aid
  • Applicants must be in good health and complete a health declaration prior to commencing the 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

This programme is suitable for Nurses, Midwives and Health & Social Care Professionals, who are registered with their recognised professional body.

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

Course ID TBC
Course Type Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 9
Duration 1.5 - 2 years
Fees €7,200
Starting Date September 2021
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Credits 90
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application form below. Applicants should include an up-to-date CV, a copy of professional body registration, and a completed employer support form.

Please submit the following documents with your application and email them to admissions@dkit.ie.