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Certificate in Psychosocial Interventions for Contemporary Professional Practice

Course Points
20
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Level
Level 9
Course Start Date
6th February 2020

Three great reasons to consider this course

  • Blended course delivery (online & in-class) to allow greater flexibility to learners as they manage full-time employment and part-time study.
  • Graduates of this practice-based programme gain knowledge and skills which are relevant to professional practice.
  • This programme is approved by the NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland).

Course Summary

The aim of this 1 year level 9 part-time programme is to contribute to building confident recovery-orientated practitioners by equipping learners with the knowledge and skills to apply psychosocial interventions safely, effectively and appropriately with service users and their families/carers within their scope of professional practice.

Important notice about this course

Places for this course are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend getting your application in as early as possible. Applications are normally reviewed within a week of submission.

The final closing date for applications is Friday 31st January 2020 or until places are full.

The Certificate in Psychosocial Interventions for Contemporary Professional Practice is a Level 9 blended learning programme. It consists of two modules:

  • Theoretical Principles Underpinning Psychosocial Interventions
  • Application of Psychosocial Interventions in Professional Practice. 

The programme is facilitated over two semesters.     

Modules taught include

  • Theoretical Principles Underpinning Psychosocial Interventions
  • Application of Psychosocial Interventions in Professional Practice

The course takes place over 2 semesters with a combination of in-class and online delivery.

Students are required to attend for face to face lectures for the theoretical module (Theoretical Principles Underpinning Psychosocial Interventions) on the following dates from January to June 2020, with the remainder of this module delivered online:

    • Thursday 6th Feb
    • Thursday 13th Feb
    • Thursday 27th Feb
    • Thursday 5th March
    • Thursday 19th March
    • Thursday 2nd April
    • Thursday 16th April
    • Thursday 23rd April

Following successful completion of the theoretical module (Theoretical Principles Underpinning Psychosocial Interventions), the dates for the second module on this programme (application of Psychosocial Interventions in Professional Practice) will be scheduled with the students.

The aim of this programme is to facilitate nurses/midwives, health and social care professionals, and medical doctors in the development of an appropriate level of knowledge, skill, and attitude in the principles of psychosocial interventions. It is envisaged that this will contribute to building confident recovery orientated practitioners

Applicants may wish to pursue further studies at Level 9 following completion of this programme.

  • Nurses/midwives, medical doctors, and health and social care professionals (HSCPs) who have a primary degree and registered with a recognised professional body appropriate to their field.
  • Currently employed in a professional practice setting in which the utilisation of the course material can contribute to quality care.
  • Currently employed in a professional role with a scope of practice which is congruent with the utilisation of the course material within a clinical practice context.

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. 

Candidates may be interviewed.

This course is designed for Nurses/midwives, medical doctors and health and social care professionals who have a primary degree and registered with a recognised professional body appropriate to their field.  

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

Dr Kevin McKenna (Lecturer)
Phone: 042 9370200
Email: kevin.mckenna@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_NNPCP_9
Level 9
Duration 2 Semesters
Credits 20
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €1000
Starting Date 6th February 2020
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How to Apply

All programmes are delivered subject to demand. Please ensure to upload an up-to-date CV and a scan of your NMBI / Professional registration with your application.

Places on this course are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend getting your application in as early as possible.

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