The Postgraduate Diploma in Respiratory Care in Nursing Practice is a fully accredited one-year part-time programme aimed at healthcare professionals – from the fields of nursing, medicine, pharmacy, podiatry and the pharmaceutical industry – who wish to advance their academic and professional knowledge and skills within respiratory care.
The programme will provide you with an advanced level of theoretical knowledge deemed relevant to enhancing practice and is designed to expand your questioning approach to knowledge development and professional issues pertinent to leading respiratory patient care.
As part of your study, you will develop an in-depth knowledge of the respiratory systems and associated conditions which will in turn enhance your clinical practice.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically:
•Appraise the management and care of adult respiratory conditions in the context of population health.
•Evaluate respiratory anatomy, physiology, ventilation, lung function, blood flow and metabolism and the relationship between
ventilation and perfusion.
•Explore theories that inform care with reference to biological and behavioural sciences.
•Evaluate alternate approaches to planning and implementing health education and promotion interventions, policies and strategies to promote respiratory health, care and management.
•Discuss current understandings of immunology with specific reference to the respiratory system.
•Discuss the concepts of health and wellbeing in the context of respiratory health, care and management.
Why study nursing and midwifery at RCSI Dublin?
Educating future leaders in healthcare delivery and related research is at the core of the mission of the RCSI School of Nursing & Midwifery. The School aims to develop caring, reflective nursing and midwifery practitioners who can seek out and use research-based knowledge to improve patient care.
We are committed to providing students with outcome-focused curricula shaped by innovative teaching and learning practices. We have a long association with postgraduate nursing and midwifery education and are the largest such school in Ireland.
We aspire to become recognised leaders in the provision of health sciences education, both nationally and internationally. The suite of programmes we offer nurses and midwives in pursuit of postgraduate education is continually evolving in response to the needs within the healthcare service.
Our goal is to empower nurses and midwives to be able to demonstrate the difference they make to practice, and in doing so, to be able to respond accordingly to the leadership and professional challenges that they face every day.