Posture, Seating & Wheelchair Mobility - Across the Life Course

Key programme benefits to future students
Adopt an evidence-based approach to assessing and managing wheelchair and seating provision for different client groups.

Acquire an advanced level of skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning to improve interventions with people with postural seating and wheelchair mobility needs, and to enhance service provision practices.

Discuss professional issues relating to the provision of wheelchair and seating services in different contexts.

Critically examine, compare and contrast the different needs of patients/clients, service providers and models of service.

Integrate research knowledge and practical solutions with their own professional expertise and client preferences across the life course to establish the means of providing cost-effective high-quality services to this specialist area.

Acquire advanced levels of clinical reasoning and clinical thinking skills in this field of study.

Develop advanced level assessment and identification of service need in their area of clinical practice.

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules
• Sustainable Wheelchair Provision
• Independent Learning Module (Autumn or Spring)

Spring Modules
• Providing Posture Seating and Wheelchair Mobility Across the Life Course

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.

RPL considered where applicant has relevant experience, history of continual professional development. Please provide a detailed CV and personal statement.

What to Include with your Application
Qualification transcripts and certificates
A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
Current CV
Personal Statement
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

Springboard+ applicants who receive an offer, will also be required to evidence eligibility for Springboard+ funding by providing supporting documentation in the weeks prior to course commencement. Successful applicants will be notified of this requirement in due course. Full Springboard+ eligibility information can be found here https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on ul.ie.

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on ul.ie/gps and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Duration

2 semesters part-time, blended.

Enrolment dates

Autumn

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PgCert

  • Qualifications

    Graduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

  • Apply to

    Course provider