Posture Seating and Wheelchair Mobility - Across the Life Course

The Postgraduate Certificate is newly designed to expand and enhance existing professional knowledge and to produce high quality evidence based practitioners who are better positioned to develop their individual disciplines as well as the wider health agenda.

The course is taught via blended learning, with on-line and on-campus options, and will provide students with the opportunity to be proactive, reflective and responsible when addressing the complex issues that affect wheelchair and seating provision systems. Through lectures, practicals, tutorials and discussion forums, students will be provided with an opportunity to broaden their perspectives by creatively and collaboratively advancing their knowledge, skills and social attitudes.

Key Facts
The course is taught via blended learning, with on-line and on-campus options, and will provide students with the opportunity to be proactive, reflective and responsible when addressing the complex issues that affect wheelchair and seating provision systems.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Autumn Semester

Core Modules:
• Evidence Based Practice (Distance Learning)
• Sustainable Posture. Seating, and Wheelchair Mobility Provision Across the Life Course (9 ECTS)

Elective Modules:
• Independent Learning Module
• Principles of Primary Care and Community Care
• Leading and Managing Practice

Spring Semester

Core Modules:
• Evidence Based Practice
• Sustainable Posture. Seating, and Wheelchair Mobility Provision Across the Life Course (9 ECTS)

Elective Modules:
• Independent Learning Module
• Intercultural Care
• Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

The postgraduate certificate programme is open to Health and Social Care Practitioners/ Clinical Engineers with a professionally and academically accredited BSc Hons 2.2 minimum level 8 (or equivalent) in a health and social care profession, or in engineering; with relevant experience and interest in the area.

Applicants for Post Graduate Certificate programmes must have a first or second class level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.

Application dates

What to Include with your Application

Qualification transcripts and certificates

A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
Current CV

Letter to support your application

Module preference form

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate

Duration

1 Semester, Full Time or 2 Semesters, Part Time

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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