Special Purpose Award
Programme Code: DK_NNFUR_8
Mode of Delivery:Part Time, Modular, Distance Education - DKIT
No. of Stages:1
NFQ Level:8
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)The graduate should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to domestic abuse within a range of settings.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)The graduate should know and demonstrate an understanding of the relevant biological and related sciences as they apply to domestic abuse; critically analyse and evaluate relevant knowledge in relation to domestic abuse.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)The graduate should be able to demonstrate evidence based skills essential for recognising and responding to domestic abuse; assess, plan and initiate care and/or referral within agreed interdisciplinary protocols to achieve service user centered outcomes and evaluate their effectiveness.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)The graduate should be able to identify and meet the needs of the service user within contemporary practice; act as an effective member of the care team; participate in a multidisciplinary/multi-sectoral approach to care; evaluate care and use current research findings to underpin domestic abuse.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)The graduate should be able to adopt a holistic multi-sectoral approach to domestic abuse; plan care/referral in consultation with the service user, taking into consideration the therapeutic regimes of all members of the multi-sectoral team; implement planned care/interventions/referral to achieve identified outcomes; evaluate service user progress towards expected outcomes and review care plans in accordance with evaluation data and in consultation with the service user; establish and maintain therapeutic interpersonal relationships; identify, disseminate and integrate knowledge in relation to the management of domestic abuse within contemporary practice.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)The graduate should be able to effectively support and manage domestic abuse within contemporary practice and in accordance with their role; demonstrate the ability to work as a team member; determine priorities for care based on need, acuity and optimal time for intervention; facilitate the coordination of care; ensure that care is appropriate, effective and consistent; provide leadership and act as a role model in domestic abuse within contemporary practice.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)The graduate should be able to take responsibility for personal and professional development; act to enhance the personal and professional development of self and others; demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning; contribute to the learning experiences of colleagues through support, supervision and teaching.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)The graduate should be able to provide and articulate professional and ethical practice; demonstrate a sound underpinning of theoretical knowledge that informs practice and is informed by practice; practice within the limits of own competence and take measures to develop own competence; use specialist knowledge to support domestic abuse within contemporary practice.

Stage Schedules

Stage 1

Module Code Module Title
HLCR N8063 Understanding and Responding to Domestic Abuse