Professional Practice - Professional Management of Complex Behaviour in Clinical Practice

Course Description

The graduates of the programme will develop an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and innovation to practice at a higher level by demonstrating their capacity to function as independent, autonomous and subject experts within a broad range of health and social care settings.

Who Should Apply?
These programmes are suitable for Nurses, Midwives and Health & Social Care Professionals.

Subjects taught

Course Content
Application of Professional Management of Complex Behaviours in Care Contexts
Safety Strategies in Professional Management of Complex Behaviours
Theoretical Principles Underpinning Professional Management of Complex Behaviours in Health and Social Care settings

Advanced Safety Strategies in PMCB
Integrated Organisational and Practice Strategies to Manage PMCB

Research Methodology and Project Design

Research Dissertation for PMCB

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years post registration experience.

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 (RPL) policy. Applicants may be interviewed.

Graduates of the DkIT BSc in Professional Management of Aggression and Violence programme may apply for exemptions to undertake this programme in line with DkIT recognition of prior certified learning (

Applicants must complete and submit the Employer Support form in support of their application and agreeing to facilitate the learner’s teaching practice

Applicants must have successfully completed and have certification for the duration of the programme in the following: Basic Life Support; Manual Handling; First Aid

Applicants must be in good health and complete a health declaration prior to commencing the 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

Application dates

Applications will open in late Spring 2023

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application form below. Applicants should include an up-to-date CV, a copy of professional body registration, and a completed employer support form.

Please submit the following documents with your application and email them to

Completed Application Form
An up-to-date CV
Copy of Professional Body Registration
Completed employer support form
Basic Life Support/CPR
Manual Handling
Copy of Academic Transcipts


1.5 - 2 Years

Course Delivery
This programme will be delivered using a combination of face to face and on-line lectures and face to face practical classes.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Graduates from the MSc in Professional Practice: Professional Management of Complex Behaviour in Clinical Practice will have specific skills and knowledge to practice at an advanced level incorporating key concepts such as advanced decision making, professional leadership, evidence-based practice, professional ethics and research knowledge and skills. Graduates will have achieved the outcomes necessary for study at NFQ level 10.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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