Nursing - Comprehensive Advanced Health Assessment

Certificate in Comprehensive Advanced Health Assessment

For Nurses/Midwives

Assessment is a fundamental role of nursing/midwifery practice and involves a comprehensive, systematic collection of information about the service user.

The content within this programme supports the Department of Health’s (2019) policy on the development of nursing and midwifery graduates towards roles as Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioners. The module in this course is also one of the mandatory modules on the Certificate in Nursing/Midwifery Medicinal Product Prescribing.

Who Should Apply?
Nurses and Midwives

Subjects taught

- Comprehensive Advanced Health Assessment: Integrate and synthesize knowledge of altered homeostasis

- Develop skills in order to make accurate clinical judgements

- Anatomical and physiological organ systems

- Strategies for enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration

Entry requirements

Registered Nurse/Midwife with NMBI or equivalent;
Currently employed in health care provision;
Applicants will normally hold a level 8 qualification;
Applicants who do not have a level 8 qualification may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
Graduates of the DkIT ‘Certificate in the Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Adult’ (or equivalent) programme may apply for exemptions to undertake this programme
Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to a PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course
Basic IT skills essential
Applicants may be interviewed


1 semester.

Course Delivery
This course will be delivered over one semester with face to face lectures and online/blended learning content.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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