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Tuesday 30 May 2017


Certificate in Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Woman within Maternity Services (NFQ Level 8)

Course Details

Special Note:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY 16th JUNE

Course Fees: €700.00
NFQ Level: 8
ECTS Credits: 10
Course Code: DK_NCAIW_8

Course Presentation

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.

Modules Taught:

  1. Principles of Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Woman within Maternity Services
  2. Clinical Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Woman within Maternity Services.

http://courses.dkit.ie/index.cfm/page/course/courseId/806

 

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.

Awarding Body

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 parttime@dkit.ie

Course Duration

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.

Starting Date

Mid-September (subject to change)

Entry Requirements

You MUST be:

  1. A Registered Midwife with a minimum of 6 months post-registration experience
  2. 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.

Fees Information

€700.00

Further Information

Dr. Kathleen Nallen
Acting Head of Section of Midwifery
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Phone: 042 9370264
Email: kathleen.nallen@dkit.ie

OR

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor
Head of Section (Part Time Courses)
School of Health and Science
Dundalk Institute of Technology

Phone: 042 9370200 exn 2736
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Lifelong Learning Centre,
Dundalk Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Call: 042-9370290
Fax: 042-9370291
Email: parttime@dkit.ie

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