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Certificate in Comprehensive Advanced Health Assessment

Course Points
10
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
16 Places
Course Start Date
Tuesday 23rd January 2024

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

COURSE NOW FULL AND CLOSED FOR FURTHER APPLICATIONS!

Application deadline is 9th January or when all places are taken whichever comes first.

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

This programme is delivered predonimately via live on-line classes  on Tuesdays, in addition, students are required to attend DkIT for Face to Face classes (09.00hrs to 16.00hrs) for 4 Tuesdays (approx.) over the semester.

23th Jan 9 to 5pm                            Face to Face in DkIT

30th  Jan 9 to 11am                          Live Online  Classes

6th  Feb  9 to 11am                          Live Online  Classes

13th Feb 9 to 11am                           Live Online Classes 

20th Feb 9 to 5pm                             Face to Face in DkIT

27th Feb  9 to 11.30am                    Live Online Classes 

5th March  9 to 11am                       Live Online Classes    

12th March 9 to 5pm                       Face to Face in DkIT

19th March 9 to 11am                     Live Online Classes   

9th April  9 to 12pm                          Live Online Classes   

16th April 9 to 11am                        Live Online Classes   

23rd/24th April 9 to 5pm         Face to Face in DkIT 

Students on the programme will also be expected to undertake some independent learning.

Please note this timetable is subject to change

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.

Dr. Ann McHugh (Programme Co-Ordinator)
Email: Aine.McHugh@dkit.ie

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Part time Section, School of Health and Science)
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 TBC
Starting Date Tuesday 23rd January 2024
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Credits 10
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method Blended

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).