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About NUI Galway
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development has now made it even easier to experience learning through CPD - Continuing Professional Development.
What is CPD?
CPD is a process by which you manage your own professional knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis. CPD gives you the opportunity to record, review and reflect on your learning. It is essential for continued employment and advancement.
How does CPD work?
You can take a selection of modules on a separate, standalone basis. Our modules are industry focused and provide an ideal opportunity to upskill in your profession and add to your CPD portfolio.
What modules are available through CPD?
See our module list below for 2017/2018:
|18 Nov 2017||SP3114: Social Inclusion, Civic Engagement & the Modern State
This module explores the meaning of ‘social inclusion’ and 'civic engagement’ in conceptual terms, in order to clarify and distinguish both concepts theoretically, before debating the wider implications of the application of these concepts within current research, policies and practices in modern society. Questions will be raised as to how ‘citizenship’ and ‘civic engagement’ can be usefully applied to our thinking about ‘social inclusion’ in society, in addition to exploring the developing connection between social inclusion policies and civic engagement at a national and European level.
|3 Mar 2018||SP139: Community Health
This module seeks to provide a broad understanding of health in Irish society, particularly from a community perspective. It begins by looking at health issues within the context of international definitions and a national policy framework. It then examines the role of the individual, the community and society in determining health. It also examines the specifics of the Irish health system in terms of current policy, structures, financing and legislation.
|3 Mar 2018||SP1107: Volunteering: Theory, Policy & Practice
Using an inter-disciplinary approach this module will examine volunteering policy, theories and practices. Approaching volunteering from a real-world problem based perspective, this module critically examines the many assumptions underlying the concepts of volunteering and will engage participants in personal and critical reflection on our practices as citizens.
Early Childhood Studies
|3 & 4 Nov 2017 (Galway)||ECS203: Psychology – The Developing Child 2||10 ECTS||€660|
|4 Nov 2017 (Galway) AND 11 Nov 2017 (Limerick)||ECS302: Effective Leadership for the Childcare Sector||5 ECTS||€330|
|10 & 11 Nov 2017 (Galway)||ECS102: Child Protection & Safety in Childcare Services
|12 & 13 Jan 2018 (Galway) OR 19 & 20 Jan 2018 (CORK) OR 26 & 27 Jan 2018 (Maynooth)||ECS401: Promoting Inclusion in Early Years Care and Education||10 ECTS||€660|
|13 Jan 2018 (Galway)
||ECS205: The Child and Family in Irish Law
|2 & 3 Feb 2018 (Galway) OR 9 & 10 Feb 2018 (Limerick)||ECS303: Management Skills for Childcare Environments||10 ECTS||€660|
|9 & 10 Feb 2018 (Galway)||ECS101: Psychology – The Developing Child 1||10 ECTS||€660|
|10 Feb 2018 AND 10 Mar 2018 (Galway)
||ECS202: Implementing the Early Years Curriculum||10 ECTS||€660|
|3 Mar 2018 (Galway) OR 10 Mar 2018 (Limerick)||ECS306: Working in Varied Care & Education Settings||5 ECTS||€330|
|10 Mar 2018 (Galway)||ECS103: Creative Development in Early Years||5 ECTS||€330|
|Sept 2017 - Aug 2018||Advanced Studies in French Literature||10 ECTS||
€1710 for all three courses.
They are delivered over the course
|Sept 2017 - Aug 2018||Advanced French for Written
and Oral Communications
|Sept 2017 - Aug 2018||Extended Essay in French||5 ECTS|
|TBC||Archaeology Practice 1||5 ECTS||€390|
Catherine Geraghty • Tel: 091 492144 • Email: email@example.com
|Oct – Dec
Jan - Mar
Mar - May
|Fundamentals of Programming||5 ECTS||€1,100|
|Oct – Dec
Jan – Mar
Mar – May
Provides students with the fundamental software engineering knowledge necessary to develop and deliver quality software.
|Oct – Dec
Mar - May
May - July
|Object Oriented Design*
Introduces students to Object Oriented Design, the Unified Modelling Language (UML) and Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools.
|Oct – Dec
May – July
|Distributed Systems and the Cloud*
Provides a good understanding of designing and implementing internet based distributed applications. Uses Java and API's to create networked applications.
|Jan – Mar
Mar – May
|Object Oriented Programming*
This module provides detailed coverage of Object Oriented (OO) programming principles. It focuses on programming in Java, an OO language that is modern, vendor-independent, and widely used in industry.
|Jan – Mar||Artificial Intelligence*
Introduction to fundamental concepts and techniques used in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Highlights significant real-world applications of AI (including Prolog-programming).
*Prior to registering, you may need to complete one of the other modules from the list above.
Check your eligability. Further information at www.nuigalway.ie/itonline
|8 Jan 2018||MK5104: Marketing Analytics
Introduces you to the major components of marketing and sales analytics using current analytical tools and techniques to support data-driven decisions.
Technology Management (Level 9)
|Jan - May||People Management for Technology Organisations||10||€875|
|Jan - May||Six Sigma||10||€875|
|Jan - May||Managing Technology Projects||5||€875|
|Jan - May||Improving Business Processes||5||€875|
|Jan - May||Technology, Finance & Capital||5||€875|
|Jan - May||Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship||5||
Training & Education
|7/8 Nov||Organisational Management: Human Resources||10 ECTS||€660|
|13 & 14 Nov (Maynooth) or 16 & 17 Nov (Galway)||Critical Thinking||10 ECTS||€660|
|3 & 4 Jan 2018||Coaching for Improved Performance||10 ECTS||€660|
|4 & 5 Jan 2018||Quality Assurance: Monitoring, Evaluation Assessment||10 ECTS||€660|
|9 & 10 Jan (Maynooth) or 16 & 17 Jan (Galway) 2018||Course Design||10 ECTS||€660|
|12 Jan 2018||Project Planning, Management and Evaluation||5 ECTS||€330|
|17 Jan 2018||Understanding Communities||5 ECTS||€330|
|15 & 16 Feb (Maynooth) or 22 & 23 Feb (Galway) 2018||Course Delivery||5 ECTS||€330|
Science & Technology - Diploma Cycle (Level 7)
|Jan 2018||Maths 1||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Organisational Behaviour||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Physics 2||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Biology & Biotechnology 1||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Biology & Biotechnology 2||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Introduction to Environmental Science||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Science, Technology & Innovation||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Database Applications||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Introduction to Management Science||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Analytical Chemistry||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Design of Engineering Systems||6 ECTS||€380|
Science & Technology - Degree Cycle (Level 8)
|Jan 2018||Product & Process Development||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Automation 2||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Machine Design||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Quality Science & Six Sigma||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Lean Thinking Lean Tools||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Biocompatibility & Device Design||6 ECTS||€380|
|Jan 2018||Medical Device Science||6 ECTS||€380|
Niamh McHugh • Tel: 091 495845 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|23 Sept, 20 Oct & 11 Nov 2017 (2.5 days)||Social Care Management and Leadership in Social Care Settings||10||€660|