Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care - Kerry

The Certificate in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care is a 10 credit, level 9 special purpose award involving a single module (Principles of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care) delivered over one semester (12 weeks) using an online approach. The aim of the programme is to provide the core knowledge and skills required to safely, professionally and holistically care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The programme is designed to be inclusive of diverse healthcare professionals involved in the provision of care and treatment of individuals with IBD. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) has approved this specialist programme as a continued education course.

Course Delivery
This programme will be delivered online over one semester (12 weeks) to facilitate interested nurses and allied healthcare professionals living nationally and internationally to engage in this unique and specialist programme. The programme is structured in a manner that will allow practitioners to engage in continued professional development at their own pace and that is flexible around their work schedule. Students will engage in directed study material including recorded lectures and webinars facilitated by multidisciplinary team experts in IBD across Ireland, including Gastroenterologists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Dieticians.

The programme involves predominantly asynchronous (recorded), directed and independent study. There are also elements of synchronous (live) delivery in the form of workshops. Learners are expected to attend four live, three hours sessions on weeks 1, 4, 8 and 12 and these workshops will focus on the assimilation and application of knowledge from the asynchronous, directed and independent study undertaken prior to the workshop.

Subjects taught

Semester 1:
Principles of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care

Entry requirements

For EU applicants:
- Registered healthcare professional (documentary evidence of professional registration required)

- BSc (Hons) or equivalent NFQ Level 8 qualification in nursing or cognate discipline

For Non-EU applicants:
- Registered healthcare professional status in Ireland or another country (documentary evidence of professional registration required).

- BSc (Hons) or equivalent NFQ Level 8 qualification in nursing or cognate discipline

- A sufficient level of English to study in Higher Education.

*verify that the medium of instruction for their Bachelor was English or meet one the following minimums –

*IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any 1 band)

*PTE Academic 50

*Occupational English Test (OET) 250 overall with no less than 200 in any one skill.


1 semester part-time.

Enrolment dates

Intakes: January each year (dependent on minimum applications).

Post Course Info

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will have gained 10 credits at NFQ level 9 that can contribute to the achievement of other academic awards, such as a Diploma or Master of Science programme. Students may use the academic credit gained from this programme towards the elective module option on the Master in Science in Professional Nursing programme at Munster Technological University.

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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