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Certificate in Comprehensive Advanced Health Assessment

Course Points
10
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 9
Course Start Date
January 2021

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

Applications for this programme will open late 2020. 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.

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 course will be delivered over one semester with face to face lectures and online/blended learning content.

Students will be required to attend college for one full day (9am to 5pm) on alternate weeks over the semester.

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

Applicants for this course must be:

  • A Registered Nurse or Midwife with NMBI or equivalent
  • 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.
  • Candidates may be interviewed.

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.

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 TBC
Level 9
Duration 1 Semester
Credits 10
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €800
Starting Date January 2021
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How to Apply

Applications for this programme will open late 2020. All programmes are delivered subject to demand.

If you have any questions about this course, please use the 'Enquire about this course' button below.