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Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Management of Aggression and Violence

Course Points
60
Course Duration
3 Semesters
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
October 2020

Course Summary

The Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Management of Aggression and Violence at DkIT provides learners with the knowledge necessary to understand aggression and violence within diverse health and social care contexts.

Provides learners, from all health and social care disciplines and settings, with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand aggression and violence within diverse health and social care contexts in order to effectively assess, design, plan, deliver, and evaluate training that is needs assessed, safe, effective, appropriate, and relevant to the clinical setting within which it is delivered.

This programme will also prepare learners to safely and effectively deliver training to others, both of theoretical content, and in the safe ethical and effective use of a broad range of higher risk disengagement and containment interventions.

  • Fundamentals of the Professional Management of Aggression and Violence
  • Theoretical Principles of the Professional Management of Aggression and Violence
  • Practical Strategies in the Professional Management of Aggression and Violence
  • Managing Practice and Organisational Integration in the Professional Management of Aggression and Violence
  • Research methodology and project design
  • Advanced Practical Strategies in the Professional Management of Aggression and Violence Practice

This programme takes place over 3 semesters using a blended learning format with a combination of in-class (lectures and tutorials) and online delivery.

This programme will prepare learners to safely and effectively deliver training to others, both of theoretical content, and in the safe ethical and effective use of a broad range of higher risk disengagement and containment interventions.

This programme is suitable for Nurses, Midwives and Health & Social Care Professionals.

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 or social care setting.

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.

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 must confirm that they have successfully completed and have certification for the duration of the programme, in the following formally recognised certificates:

    • Basic Life Support/CPR
    • Manual Handling
    • First Aid

Applicants must submit a letter from their employer in support of their application and agreeing to facilitate the learner’s teaching practice.

This programme is suitable for Nurses, Midwives and Health & Social Care Professionals.

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

Course ID DK_NNAPM_9
Level 9
Duration 3 Semesters
Credits 60
Places 20
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €4,800
Starting Date October 2020
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How to Apply

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application (see the download button below). The final closing date for applications is Friday 4th September 2020 or until places are full.

Download Application Form (.doc)

Please submit the following documents with your application and email it to admissions@dkit.ie.