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Clinical Practice - Advanced

Overview
Clinical Therapies at the University of Limerick offers a suite of Postgraduate Certificates for qualified healthcare professionals. The programmes are designed to expand existing professional knowledge and to produce high quality evidence based practitioners who are better positioned to develop their individual disciplines as well as the wider health agenda. They aim to produce graduates who are committed to life long learning. The programmes will offer participants the opportunity to critically examine and reflect on their own practice and to implement mechanisms of change to enhance current practice.

Programme Aims:
•To discuss professional issues relating to the provision of healthcare services

•To examine the different sectors of patients/clients, service providers and models of service, and their differing needs

•To source, critically appraise and synthesise the most up-to-date research

•To acquire advanced level of clinical reasoning and critical thinking

•To develop advanced level assessment and identification of service need in the students area of clinical practice

•To integrate research knowledge with clinical expertise and patient preference to establish the means of providing cost-effective, high quality clinical services.

Programme Learning Outcomes
- To enable the student to adopt an evidence based approach to clinical practice

- To provide the student with an advanced level of skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning that contributes to their practice and service.

Entry requirements

Who Can Apply
Healthcare clinicians with a professionally and academically accredited BSc Hons (Level 8 - QQI) or equivalent in a health profession.

What to Include with your Application
•Qualification transcripts and certificates
•English language qualification if English is not your first language
•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
•A copy of your birth certificate or passport
•Module Preference Form

Exemptions
More information
For more information, including deadline for applying, see our websites
www.physiotherapy.ul.ie
www.occupationaltherapy.ul.ie
www.slt.ul.ie

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – composite score 7.5 and not less than 7 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

1 Semester Full-Time (GCACPRTFBD) Or 2 Semesters Part-Time (GCACPRTPBD)

Careers or further progression

Graduate Profile
This programme is of interest to health and social care professionals working with a range of client groups across the life course and in varied settings. Students of the programme seek to adopt an evidence based approach to their professional practice and to develop an advanced level of skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning ability that will apply to their particular practice or service.

Further enquiries

Course Co Ordinator:
Dr Rose Galvin
Clinical Therapies
Health Sciences Building
University of Limerick
Email: ctpgcert@ul.ie
Tel: + 353 61 233721

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester:
• PY5021 Evidence Based Practice (distance learning) online (12 ECTS) OR
• OT5002 Research Methods

Elective Modules:
• PY5022 Independent Learning Module (9 ECTS)
• OT5001 Independent Learning Module (ECTS)

Spring Semester:
• PY5021 Evidence Based Practice (12 ECTS)

Elective Modules:
• PY5022 Independent Learning Module (9 ECTS)
• OT5001 Independent Learning Module (9 ECTS)

Comment

Clinical Therapies at the University of Limerick offers a suite of Postgraduate Certificates for qualified healthcare professionals. The programmes are designed to expand existing professional knowledge and to produce high quality evidence based practitioners who are better positioned to develop their individual disciplines as well as the wider health agenda.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

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