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

Course Points
30
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
15 Places
Course Start Date
September 2024

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 necessary to understand complex behaviours within diverse health and social care contexts, and to provide training to personnel to assist them preserve their personal safety while safely and effectively managing a range of manifestations of complex behaviours in care settings.

Important notice about this course

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

The next intake is September 2024, applications will open the first week of April 2024 

This programme will provide learners, from all health and social care disciplines and settings with the opportunity to develop the knowledge necessary to understand complex behaviours within diverse health and social care contexts, and to provide training to personnel to assist them preserve their personal safety while safely and effectively managing a range of manifestations of complex behaviours in care settings.

This programme is delivered via live online classes from 9am to 5pm on Wednesdays for one semester.

In addition students will have to attend DkIT for practical sessions (aprox 5 days).


Please note this timetable is subject to change.

Those graduating from the Certificate in Professional Practice: Professional Management of Complex Behaviour in Clinical Practice course 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. 

  • 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 DK_NNCPP_9
Course Type Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 9
Duration 1 Semester
Fees €2650
Starting Date September 2024
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Credits 30
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method Blended

How To Apply

Apply for this course using our online applications system as per below.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • Copy of Professional Body Registration
  • Completed Employer Support Form(.docx)
  • Current Basic Life Support/CPR certificaton
  • Current Manual Handling certification (Theory and Practical)
  • Copy of Academic Transcipts

You must also upload completed documents to the Supplemental Items & Documents section of your online application.

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).