Clinical Practice - Advanced

The PG Cert in Advanced Clinical Practice is designed to enhance graduates' critical thinking and develop evidence based practitioners as future leaders of effective services. Graduate will obtain in-depth knowledge of an area of Health Sciences to 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.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Subjects taught

Semester 1

Core Modules
• OT5002 Research Methods for Clinical Therapists (core module 12 ECTS)

Elective Modules:
• PY5022 Independent Learning Module (9 ECTS)
• OT5001 Independent learning Module (9 ECTS)
• NS6034 Principles of Primary and Community care (9 ECTS)
• NS6035 Leading and Managing Practice (9 ECTS)
• PS6071 Social Influence & Attitude Change (6 ECTS)

Semester 2

Elective Modules:
• PY5022 Independent Learning Module (9 ECTS)
• OT5001 Independent Learning Module (9 ECTS)
• CT6052 Engaging through Complexity (6 ECTS)
• CT6042 Innovations in Management for Health and Social Care (6 ECTS)
• PY5021 Evidence Based Practice (12 ECTS)
• NS6040 Intercultural Care (9 ECTS)
• PS6042 Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology (6 ECTS)
• SS6113 Applied Positive Psychology (6 ECTS)


1 Semester Full-Time Or 2 Semesters Part-Time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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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.

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