Advancing Health & Assessment Practice for Healthcare Practitioners - Micro-Credential

Trinity College Dublin

Advancing Health & Assessment Practice for Healthcare Practitioners - Micro-Credential

Who should take this MC?

• Health and physical assessment is an important component of holistic care delivery. This MC is for healthcare professionals who are enthusiastic about professional development and adding to their repertoire of knowledge and skills for clinical practice.

• This micro-credential will be relevant to any healthcare professional in clinical practice wishing to develop competency and expand their knowledge in the application of advance health and physical assessment. This cohort includes nurses; midwives; paramedics and other allied healthcare professionals who require this module to allow for the expansion of their practice.

Why should I take this MC?

• Advanced health and assessment practice allows healthcare professionals to the develop the cognitive, affect and psychomotor domains associated with the delivery of advance health to patients. Participants of the course will learn the importance of history taking, systems for physical assessment and how the synthesis of these components will assist them with diagnostic reasoning.

• 10 ECTS credits, NFQ Level 9, 250 student Learning hours

• Category 1 NMBI Course Accredited (35 CEU points awarded)

• Undertaking the course in advance health and assessment practice will support the participants in developing the knowledge, skills and competence to contribute to the improving workflow of the patients journey by presenting and communicating the holistic patient assessment to other members of the healthcare team.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements:

• Hold a level 8 degree in a health care related programme OR satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to successfully complete the MC programme based on evidence of the following: Clinical experience working in healthcare in the acute or community setting relevant to their professional practice.

• Currently registered with the appropriate professional regulatory body, e.g., Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or equivalent in country of domicile.

• Have a minimum of two years’ post registration clinical experience, during the last five years and at least one-year full-time experience in the specific area of practice

Prerequisite documents:

• Professional Reference

• Original Transcripts degree award (or proof of continuous professional development to satisfy the course committee)

• Curriculum Vitae

Application dates

Closing Date 29th July


12 weeks.

How is this MC delivered?
• Blended learning approach:

1. Direct Contact: In-person tutorials and problem-based learning related to health assessment in TCJ as well as online classes using Blackboard Collaborate platform.
2. Directed Learning and Self directed in the clinical setting to attain supervision of health and physical assessment
3. 3 In-person days will be expected during the 12-week period (These days will be set out on commencement of course)
4. Additional Online lectures including guest lectures from subject experts who will be available for students to access live or as pre-recorded sessions.
5. Online resources for directed learning will be available to students to facilitate flexibility for the learner and increase access

Enrolment dates

Next Intake September
Please note intakes are subject to applicant numbers.

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    Blended,Part time

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