Prof Cert in Complex Care for Children
Children who have complex care needs require the very highest standard care, provided by specialist professionals. With advances in medicine and technology it is anticipated that the need for complex care services for children will continue to increase in the coming years. This programme is designed to support and develop the knowledge and skill base of professionals working with these children and their families.
Who is the programme for?
The Professional Certificate in Complex Care for Children is designed for Registered Nurses and other Health Care professionals working with children and adolescents with complex or life limiting conditions.
Programme AimsThe programme aims to provide students with the necessary in-depth evidence based knowledge, skills and competencies to provide quality care to highly dependent clients as they live with life-limiting illness and face end-of-life.
How will I benefit?
On successful completion of the programme, you will receive a Professional Certificate in Complex Care for Children from the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. The programme is recognised nationally and is a highly regarded qualification for health care professionals caring for children with life limiting illnesses who require palliative and complex care.
•Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the organisation of health services for children with complex care needs and their families in the national and international context.
•Critically evaluate the key constituents of a successful transition to home for the child with complex care needs and their families.
•Critically discuss the impact of medical interventions and technology on the psychosocial well-being of children and their families
•Critically evaluate standards of care and outcome measurements for children with complex care needs.
•Demonstrate the principles of child and family centred care in practice, engaging with the wider multidisciplinary team
This is a one trimester programme, running from January to May 2020. Assessments include completion of an E-tivity and an Assignment, as well as participation in an online Discussion Board throughout the trimester.
Spring Trimester NMHS43470 - Spec Unders Complex Care Child (10 ECT)