Clinical Practice - Advanced

This taught Postgraduate Certificate programme is designed to extend and enhance allied health professionals clinical and academic capability by providing core and elective modules that are relevant to their practice. The programme can be taken part-time or full-time. The various modules are delivered using a mix of classroom based, distance learning supported by e-learning systems and individual tutorials and mentorship. Students can use this as a building block towards the MSc in Advanced Healthcare Practice.

Subjects taught

Core Modules:
• Evidence Based Practice

Elective Modules:
• Independent Learning Module
• Independent Learning Module
• Principles of Primary and Community Care
• Leading and Managing Practice
• Social Influence & Attitude Change
• Project Management in Practice
• Leadership, Change and Innovation Management
• Lean Thinking/Lean Tools 1

Spring Semester
Elective Modules:
• Research Methods for Health
• Project Management in Practice
• Diabetes in Primary Care
• Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare
• Lean Thinking/Lean Tools 2
• Sustainable Posture, Seating and Wheelchair Mobility Provision
• Independent Learning Module
• Independent Learning Module
• Engaging through Complexity
• Innovations in Management for Health and Social Care
• Intercultural Care
• Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology

Summer Semester
Optional Module:
• Applied Positive Psychology

Graduates will obtain in-depth knowledge of an area of Health Sciences to Key Fact apply to their professional practice

Entry requirements

Who Can Apply

Healthcare clinicians with a professionally and academically accredited BSc (Hons) (level 8 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland recognised) or equivalent in a health profession* at a minimum award of 2.2 hons level or above.

*Health profession such as; Doctors, Nurses, Health and Social Care Professionals. Health and Social Care Professionals encompasses the list of professions regulated under the Health and Social Care Professions Act (2005) Ireland. These are clinical biochemist; dietician; medical scientist; occupational therapist; orthoptist; physiotherapist; podiatrist; psychologist; radiographer; social care worker; social worker; speech and language therapist. Other health professionals (e.g., paramedic, dentist) may be admitted on approval from the course director.

Application dates

What to Include with your Application

Qualification transcripts and certificates
A copy of your birth certificate or passport
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 Semester Full-Time Or 2 Semesters Part-Time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Graduate Profile
This programme is of interest to health and social care professionals working with a range of client groups across the life course and in varied settings. Students of the programme seek to adopt an evidence based approach to their professional practice and to develop an advanced level of skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning ability that will apply to their particular practice or service.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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