Course Overview

Note: this course is not going ahead for entry September 2016.

The Postgraduate Certificate (Midwifery) allows you to custom build a programme that meets your personal learning needs. The programme will enable you to meet continuing professional development requirements, further develop your knowledge and skills or meet a specific service need. 

This programme has been specifically designed to meet the needs of busy practitioners, offering a truly flexible approach to learning.  Choose from a menu of modules that interests you. All modules are grounded in practice and give you an opportunity to build your knowledge and skills. Take the programme at your own pace (ranging from one to three academic years as you wish).

This programme is offered through blended learning, giving you the flexibility to learn when and where you want.  Blended learning is a combination of on-line and face-to-face learning and teaching. Most learning/teaching will be delivered on-line through Blackboard, an interactive learning system, which connects directly to your home or work computer. Lecturers will support and guide your online learning as you work through the module. In addition to learning online, you will attend face-to-face workshops usually two days per module. The flexibility of blended learning makes it possible to combine working full-time with studying.

Applications and Selections

This course is not going ahead for entry September 2016.

Who Teaches this Course

Lecturers from the School of Nursing and Midwifery in collaboration with clinical practitioners as appropriate (see http://www.nuigalway.ie/nursing-midwifery/Staff/)

Requirements and Assessment

Modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and online participation.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

1. Be a registered midwife on the register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann;
2. Hold an active midwifery registration;
3. Work in a clinical area where you are able to develop the clinical skills required to meet the learning outcomes of your chosen module;
4. Meet any other specified module entry requirements;
5. Provide written evidence of support for the applicant, from the employer.


Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, part-time minimum, but must be completed within a maximum of three years

Next start date

This course is not going ahead for entry September 2017.

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

10 (minimum)

Closing Date

This course is not going ahead for entry September 2017.

Next start date

This course is not going ahead for entry September 2017.

NFQ level

Mode of study

Blended learning

ECTS weighting

30

Award

CAO

PAC code

GYM67

Course Outline

The Postgraduate Certificate (Midwifery) (30 credits) is comprised of the following modules: "Using Research in Practice" or "Clinical Governance: Supporting Safe Practice" and any two modules of your choice from the list of modules on offer (see http://www.nuigalway.ie/nursing-midwifery/Postgraduate/pca.html for details on the modules on offer). 

If you have completed a Professional Credit Award (PCA) or stand-alone module apply for “Recognition of Prior Learning” to gain exemption/credit from corresponding programme modules.

Modules for 2015-16

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 1 (30 Credits)

Optional NU606: Principles & Practice of Acute Medical Nursing - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NU6104: Management of venous leg ulceration - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NU605: Recognising & Responding to Client Deterioration - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GPN03: Women's Health in Primary Care - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional NU625: Teaching Effectively - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NU444: Care of the child and family with a life limiting illness - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional NU568: High Dependency Maternity Care - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NU610: Critical Issues in Chronic Disease - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NU596.I: E Learning Programme: Transforming Nurses/Midwives Research into Publications - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NU623: Clinical Governance: Supporting Safe Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NU621: Using Research in Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional NU624: Effective Chronic Disease Management Strategies for Healthcare Professionals - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional NU431: Collaboration and Interagency Working - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional NU622: Clinical Supervision: Supporting Continuing Professional Development - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional GPN02: Diabetes in Primary Care - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional NU629: Engaging Students in their Learning - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional NU438: Advanced Wound Care Management - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional NU566: End of Life Care: Psychological & Social Perspectives - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional NU581: Best Practice in Cervical Smear Taking - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NU596.II: E Learning Programme: Transforming Nurses/Midwives Research into Publications - 10 Credits - Semester 2

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

This programme gives students opportunities to hone their knowledge and skills while working in the changing and demanding environment of the healthcare services and enhances their possibilities for career development.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

Find out More

Lorraine Mee
School of Nursing & Midwifery
T +353 91 492 830
lorraine.mee@nuigalway.ie
http://www.nuigalway.ie/nursing/