ProfDip Professional Regulation
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 20)
The programme will cover the nature of regulatory proceedings; the ethical dimension of professional behaviour; the implications of judicial review for fitness to practise hearings; and international developments in professional regulation.
The programme will feature lectures from staff of the College of Social Sciences and Law and will be co-ordinated by Adjunct Associate Professor Ciara McGoldrick, BL FCA.
Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
A vast array of professionals are currently, or are soon to be, regulated by statute including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, accountants, solicitors, teachers, and social workers. This 20 ECTS credit professional diploma is designed to enable regulators, the regulated, and the employers thereof, and their representative bodies to become familiar with both the aims of regulation and the functions of regulators.
Vision and Values Statement
This programme equips student with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the nature of regulatory proceedings; the ethical dimension of professional behaviour; the implications of judicial review for fitness to practise hearing and international development in professional regulation. This knowledge and understanding are career-enhancing not just for practising lawyers but also for all those whose work concerns the regulation of the professions.
Graduates of this programme will enhance their competence in a wide range of profession and occupations, by adding relevant knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to professional regulation. These are also relevant to their contribution as citizens in many areas.
Through small group teaching, activity based learning and simulations students will develop a set of procedural, analytical and communication skills relevant to the practice of professional regulation (but also transferable to other contexts) on a foundation of understanding of its legal framework.
To these ends, the programme used teaching, learning and assessment approaches such as small group teaching, academic writing and summative examination assessments.
demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of aspects of the Law relating to Professional Regulation.
apply their knowledge and understanding of the law and their problem-solving abilities in diverse environments.
use knowledge of substantive law to critique arguments as to whether and how the law studied is in need of reform.
integrate source material from a variety of disciplinary areas to reach reasoned decisions about the relative status of competing claims to knowledge.
unpack complex legal arguments and to render intelligible to a non-specialist audience, key disciplinary insights.