Nursing & Midwifery - Occupational Health
Continuing professional development is a key professional requirement for nurses and postgraduate academic qualifications have been linked to positive patient outcomes through improved communication, expanded knowledge and stronger critical thinking skills.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Health programme aims to provide a higher level of education for nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers working in occupational health settings. The programmes purpose is to provide a platform for achieving greater efficiencies in applying healthcare discoveries to clinical practice.
It takes a stepwise approach – taking cognisance of future development needs while covering a range of multidisciplinary topics relevant to occupational health.
The programme also offers opportunities for students who may have taken similar courses at National Framework of Qualifications level 8 to continue on to Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level.
The programme modules are:
Module name Credits Assessment method
Safety in Occupational Health 10 Poster and assignment
Occupational Health and Wellbeing 10 Brochure and assignment
Leadership in Occupational Health 10 Presentation and assignment
To be eligible for the programme you must:
Be an active RGN with the NMBI.
Hold a NFQ level 8 qualification such as a BSc or equivalent.
*If you do not hold a level 8 qualification, you may still be eligible to join the programme through our pathway programme, please contact us for further information on this route.