Awards
Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: nocode19
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Modular
 
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:7
Programme Credits:180
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Nursing Midwifery & Early Years
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Specialised knowledge across a variety of areas. The learner is expected to have a good level of knowledge of: (1)a broadly-based scientific core, (2)theory and understanding in health studies science.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Recognition of limitations of current knowledge and has familiarity with sources of new knowledge; integration of concepts across a variety of areas.The learner is expected to have a good level of knowledge in: (1)the terminology appropriate to health studies, (2) health studies theories, concepts and principles, (3) methods for acquiring, processing, interpreting and presenting health studies information, (4) the identification, definition and evidence-based care of some altered health states. - relevant legal, quality and regulatory frameworks - current issues of concern in healthcare and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved - some aspects of the defining elements of the subject area as a result of individual study
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Demonstrate specialised skills across an area of study. The learner will be able to: (1) apply knowledge and understanding, within scope of practice, to address common health problems, (2) employ some analyzing, synthesizing and summarizing skills in the healthcare setting, (3) source, interpret and apply appropriate and referenced literature from a specific health studies area, (4) work under supervision within defined time boundaries, (5) operate a range of relevant equipment safely, (6) maintain detailed records of care activities and communicate information in a variety of forms to specialist audience.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Exercise appropriate judgement in planning care.The learner will be able to: (1) assess, plan, implement and evaluate care within their scope of practice, (2) appreciate the views of others, (3) participate, under supervision and within scope of practice, in day-to-day care when in a healthcare environment, (4) respond to problems and opportunities that are likely to be encountered when working in a healthcare environment, (5) appreciate limits of knowledge.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Utilise diagnostic and creative skills in a range of functions in the clinical skills laboratory and health care setting.The learner, under supervision and within scope of practice, will be able to: (1) follow evidence based procedures to accurately gather, record and process information, (2) use psychomotor skills to perform routine tasks in structured/managed health care environment, (3) behave professionally in a healthcare environment.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Understand and accept personal autonomy and accountability when working under supervision to provide care to heterogeneous groups. The learner will be able to: (1) work under supervision, and within scope of practice, on daily care tasks, (2) take direction, accept feedback and use this to enhance own performance, (3) participate as a member of the healthcare team when working in a health care setting, (4) be self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning and be self-aware and be open and sensitive to others (5) understands autonomy and taking responsibility for one’s own actions.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Take initiative to identify and address learning needs and interact effectively in group learning. The learner will be able to: (1) demonstrate an ability for autonomous, independent learning, (2) identify gaps in personal knowledge, understanding and skills and identify appropriate means to gain these attributes (3) evince a commitment to continuing education and lifelong learning.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Express an internalised, personal world view, manifesting solidarity with others. The learner will be able to: (1) discuss relevant health care issues in a holistic manner, (2) promote health, (3) demonstrate an awareness of current issues of concern within healthcare and an appreciation of the ethical issues involved.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
SCIA N8Z03 Foundation Studies in Natural Sciences 1
NURS N8126 Introduction to Intellectual Disability Studies
PRPF N8006 Learning for Professional Development
PLCE N8120 Clinical Placement 1 - Dependent Participant ( Part 1 of 2 )
 

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
NURS N8127 The Causes and Prevention of Intellectual Disability
COMM N8006 Interpersonal Skills Incorporating Alternative Communication
HLCR N8058 Fundamentals Skills of Intellectual Disability Care 1
PLCE N8120 Clinical Placement 1 - Dependent Participant ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
HLCR N8059 Person Presenting with Complex Needs
HLCR N8060 Fundamental Skills of Intellectual Disability Care 2
HLST N8120 Challenges to Health Throughout the Lifespan
HLST N8121 Health Science
NURS N8128 Child and Adolescent Development
PLCE N8121 Clinical Placement 2 - Supported Participant ( Part 1 of 2 )
 

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
PSYC N8057 Supporting Psychological Health and Well-being
HLST N8122 Life Transitions in Adulthood
HLST N8123 Positive Mental Health
PLCE N8121 Clinical Placement 2 - Supported Participant ( Part 2 of 2 )
 

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
PLCE N8133 Clinical Placement 3 - Participant ( Part 1 of 2 )
 

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
NURS N8165 Neurobiological disorders
NURS N8166 Person Centred Approaches
NURS N8167 Ethical and Legal Practice
NURS N8168 Health Education Across the Lifespan
NURS N8169 Evaluating Research
PLCE N8133 Clinical Placement 3 - Participant ( Part 2 of 2 )