Nursing - Supporting Perinatal Mental Health - Module

This module will enable health professionals to develop a comprehensive understanding of perinatal mental health problems and their impact on infants and families, during pregnancy and within one year of birth. Particular attention is given to assessment strategies used in with people experiencing perinatal mental health problems. Health professionals will develop a range of skills and strategies to enable them to work more effectively with families during the transition to parenthood.

Perinatal mental illness is a serious public health issue which has the potential to cause adverse outcomes for women's life-long mental health and wellbeing of the children and families (National Perinatal Mental Health Report, 2010). This module is designed to equip all health care professionals particularly Midwives, Public Health Nurses, Mental Health and other health care professionals to work effectively with individuals, couples and families within whatever work environment they are employed. This module will enable health professionals to develop a comprehensive understanding of perinatal mental health problems and their impact on infants and families, during pregnancy and within one year of birth. Health professionals will develop a range of skills and strategies to enable them to work more effectively with families during the transition to parenthood.

Entry requirements

A recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration with their relevant regulatory professional body e.g., CORU, NMBI, PHECC.

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 criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

Applicable to each module

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

Application dates

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Duration

One Semester (12 Weeks) part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: Autumn 2024

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  • Qualifications

    Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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