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Fundamentals of the Professional Management of Aggression & Violence

Course Description
Provides learners, from all health and social care disciplines and settings, with the opportunity to develop the knowledge necessary to understand aggression and violence within diverse health and social care contexts in order to provide introductory training to other personnel which will assist them to proactively prevent, recognise, assess and safely manage verbal aggression within low risk environments.

Who Should Apply?
Those graduating from the Certificate in the Fundamentals of the Professional Management of Aggression and Violence (10 credits) award option will have specific skills and knowledge in the ability to provide introductory training to other personnel which will assist them proactively prevent, recognise, assess and safely manage verbal aggression within low risk environments.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
All applicants will normally hold a level 8 qualification (or equivalent) and working within a health & social care environment.

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. Applicants must submit letter from their employer in support of their application and agreeing to facilitate the learner's teaching practice.

Duration

1 Semester

Course Delivery
This programme takes place over one semester with a combination of inclass (lectures and tutorials) and online delivery.

Further enquiries

Contact
Dr. Geraldine O'Connor,
School of Health & Science
T: +353(0)429370200
Ext 2736
E: Geraldine.
oconnor@dkit.ie

Subjects taught

Course Content
Aggression and violence within health and social care contexts
Recognition and assessment of escalation
Responding to needs of person experiencing distress/escalation
Dynamic risk assessment
Lone working
Teaching and learning.

Application date

Apply online Visit www.dkit.ie/partime for information on how to enrol online for this course
or see Application weblink below.

Please note that early registration is advisable as the number of places on many courses is limited. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt of completed application and appropriate fee.

Enrolment and start dates

Registration for a part-time course at DkIT could not be easier. Just click on www.dkit.ie/parttime to search for your course and follow the 'How To Apply' instructions on the course page.

Please note that early registration is advisable as the number of places on many courses is limited. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt of completed application and appropriate fee.

Applicants must notify the Lifelong Learning Centre in writing in the event of your withdrawal from any course for any reason.

If you have any questions about registering for a course, contact our Lifelong Learning Team on E parttime@dkit.ie or call us on T +353 (0)42 9370 290.

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