Assessing & Managing Clients Presenting Following Self-Harm - Nursing Health Sciences & Disability Studies

ATU - Sligo St. Angela's

Assessing & Managing Clients Presenting Following Self-Harm - Nursing Health Sciences & Disability Studies

The aim of this module is to enhance knowledge and understanding of deliberate self-harm (DSH) and relevance of all other types of suicidal behaviour and thoughts. It is well recognised that it is difficult for people who engage in DSH, but it is also vital to note that those who engage in DSH are considered at higher risk of eventual completed suicide. Therefore, this module considers how best to support these individuals and their family members, from the perspectives of clinical care, guideline developments, protocol and policy developments.

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Who's Suited to This Course
The School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies delivers a number of stand alone modules which address issues of interest to all health and social care professionals. Credits attained can be accumulated over a 2-3-year timeframe and put towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing/ Professional Studies). The modules are delivered in a flexible manner to accommodate the learning requirements of busy healthcare professionals. Alternatively, those who opt not to be assessed in the module receive a certificate of attendance.

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register (for those required to register with a professional body)


Be currently employed in healthcare or social care either in: clinical or social care practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific discipline related area such as nursing. This is specified in modules descriptions.

Applicants will normally have gained a primary degree (health science/studies or social science/studies related) level 8 or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to compile a portfolio to provide evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Academic Test is required.

Application dates

Closing Date
5th December 2022
Late applicants may be considered.


One Semester (Jan-March)

Online Induction Dates: 11th-13th January 2023

Attendance Dates:

20th January 2023
3rd February 2023
17th February 2023

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  • Qualifications

    Certificate of Attendance

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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