Certificate in the Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Adult

Course Points
Course Duration
14 weeks (1 Semester)
Course Level
Level 8
Course Start Date
28th January 2020

Three great reasons to consider this course

  • This course was designed in conjunction with the Health Service Executive
  • Blended course delivery (online & in-class) to allow greater flexibility to learners as they manage full-time employment and part-time study.
  • This programme is approved by the NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland).

Course Summary

Nurses need to have a knowledge base in which they can identify subtle deterioration in a patient's condition and in doing so, incorporate timely and appropriate nursing care and management. The accurate assessment and management of the deteriorating adult will help you to recognise and implement a change with your practice and in doing so give you a deeper understanding of the Biopsychosocial effects of acute illness.

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.

Includes anatomical and physiological organs systems; altered homeostatis of the cardiac, respiratory, abdominal and neuromuscular systems; advanced cardiac, respiratory, abdominal, neuromuscular assessments; clinical simulation scenarios.

On completion of the course the graduates will be able to:

  •  Evaluate the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to assess and manage acutely ill adults within the health care setting.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of competence and critical thinking ability, which enhances assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care through discursive knowledge, reflection and evidence-based practice.
  • Explore potential strategies for enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration and communication.
  • Ensure that professional accountability and autonomy is maintained and enhanced in accordance with clinical guidelines to ensure the safe and effective delivery of health care.
  • Interpret new and existing nursing knowledge through evidence based practices

More information about the course outcomes, content and assessment

Students are required to attend DkIT on the following days. The remainder of the programme is delivered online.

    • 28th January
    • 4th February
    • 18th February
    • 3rd March
    • 10th March
    • 24th March
    • 21st April
    • 5th May

You MUST be:

  • Registered Nurse with the Nurse / Midwifery Board of Ireland or equivalent.
  • Employed within a relevant healthcare setting.

The course will allow nurses who care for acutely ill adults in various clinical areas to develop their knowledge in the assessment and management of acutely ill adults.

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_NDETJ_8
Level 8
Duration 14 weeks (1 Semester)
Credits 10
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €700
Starting Date 28th January 2020
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How to Apply

All programmes are delivered subject to demand. 

Interested applicants MUST first discuss the matter with their Clinical Manager and the Practice Development Co-ordinator within their area of employment.

Students should then apply online using the APPLY NOW button below.
Please ensure to upload an up-to-date CV and a scan of your NMBI registration with your application.