Certificate in Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Woman within Maternity Services (NFQ Level 8)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY 16th JUNE
Midwives are increasingly caring for women with complex healthcare needs during the antenatal, intranatal and postnatal period. When caring for such women, a deeper more specialised knowledge base is required to effectively implement a high standard of care. Midwives need to have a knowledge base in which he/she can identify subtle deterioration in a woman’s condition and in doing so, incorporate timely and appropriate care management. This programme will allow midwives who care for the acutely ill woman to develop their knowledge in the assessment and management of the acutely ill woman and also to recognise acute deterioration.
- Principles of Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Woman within Maternity Services
- Clinical Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Woman within Maternity Services.
On completion of the programme the graduates will be able to:
- Evaluate the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to assess and manage the acutely ill woman within the maternity care setting.
- Demonstrate an appropriate level of competence and critical thinking ability, which enhances assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of midwifery care through discursive knowledge, reflection and evidence-based practice.
- Explore potential strategies for enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration and communication.
- Ensure that professional accountability and autonomy is maintained and enhanced in accordance with clinical guidelines to ensure the safe and effective delivery of health care
- Interpret new and existing midwifery knowledge through evidence based practices.
Dundalk Institute of Technology - Level 8 Special Purpose Award (10 credits)
Who Should Apply?
This programme will allow midwives who care for acutely ill women to develop their knowledge in the assessment and management of acutely ill woman within maternity services.
How To Apply
Potential students wishing to apply for this course must first discuss the matter with their Clinical Manager and the Practice Development coordinator within their area of employment.
Students should then complete a lifelong learning application form (see Download Forms button to the left) and submit an up-to-date CV and a scan of your NMBI registration to: Lifelong Learning Centre, Dundalk IT, Dublin Road, Dundalk Co. Louth.
Alternatively you can email a scan of the application form, up-to-date CV and NMBI registration to email@example.com
The course takes place over one semester (14 weeks) with a combination of in-class and on-line delivery. Classes run 9.00am to 4.00pm.
Mid-September (subject to change)
You MUST be:
- A Registered Midwife with a minimum of 6 months post-registration experience
- Currently employed within a relevant maternity service
Potential students wishing to apply for this course MUST discuss the matter with their Clinical Manager and the Practice Development coordinator within their area of employment.
Dr. Kathleen Nallen
Acting Head of Section of Midwifery
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Phone: 042 9370264
Dr. Geraldine O’Connor
Head of Section (Part Time Courses)
School of Health and Science
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Phone: 042 9370200 exn 2736