Specialist Practice - Mental Health

Course Description
This P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice programme has been developed, in partnership with associated health service providers, to meet the demands and challenges within the health care system and specifically within specialist care. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that aims to promote excellence in the area of specialist care practice. It is also designed to provide academically robust education for the students and the various modules offered develop and complement subjects undertaken at degree or 'equivalent' level.

Students must accumulate 30 ECTS and successfully complete three modules for the award of P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice. Students who successfully complete the P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice without compensation are eligible for entry to the relevant M.Sc./P.Grad. Dip. programme.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements Interdisciplinary – Mental Health
• be currently working in mental health/mental illness field; and
• normally hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline; or
• otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the programme.

Note, this strand is open to a wide range of professionals. Nurses undertaking this strand must have current registration on the appropriate division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland live register.


1 year part-time.

Further enquiries

Academic Registry
Tel: +353 (0)1 8964500

Subjects taught

The modules are each worth 10 ECTS and are:
Interdisciplinary Mental Health:
Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress

and a choice of two of the following:
Advancing Therapeutic Engagement Skills
Interface Between Mental Health and Criminal Justice
Working with People Affected by Eating Disorders
Suicide, Suicidal Behaviour and Self-harm
Promoting Equality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion for users of the Mental Health Services
Working with People Who Experience Psychosis or Related Experiences
Inter-Professional Family Work

Application date

Closing Date: 30 June 2019

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2019

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