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PG Diploma in Professional Practice: Professional Management of Complex Behaviour in Clinical Practice

Course Points
60
Course Duration
2 semesters
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
15 Places
Course Start Date
September 2021

Course Summary

The aim of this programme is to provide learners, from all health and social care disciplines and settings, with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand complex behaviours within diverse health and social care contexts in order to effectively assess, design, plan, deliver, and evaluate training that is needs assessed, safe, effective, appropriate, and relevant to the clinical setting within which it is delivered.

Important notice about this course

Applications for this programme will open in the near future This programme is suitable for Nurses, Midwives and Health & Social Care Professionals, who are registered with their recognised professional body.

The programme will prepare learners to safely and effectively deliver training to others, both of theoretical content, and in the safe, ethical and effective use of a broad range of higher risk disengagement and containment interventions.

  • 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

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 Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice: Professional Management of Complex Behaviour in Clinical Practice will have specific skills and knowledge to safely and effectively deliver training to others, both of theoretical content and in the safe, ethical and effective use of a broad range of higher risk disengagement and containment interventions.

  • All applicants will normally hold a relevant level 8 qualification (or equivalent), be registered with their recognised professional body (if applicable) and be working within a health care or social care setting.
  • 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
  • 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 Ext 2736 
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Course ID TBC
Course Type Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 9
Duration 2 semesters
Fees €4,800
Starting Date September 2021
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Credits 60
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application (see the download button 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: