Course Overview

This module will support the student to develop the knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based positive behaviour support to people who present with behaviours that challenge/behaviours of concern. The module will assist the student in developing knowledge and skills to identify the function of behaviours that challenge. The module will also assist the student to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to implement and evaluate interventions that are based on a multi element approach offering both proactive and reactive strategies.

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

This module is assessed by coursework assignment and on-line activities (e-tivities; and on-line participation through discussion boards). The aim of these activities are to assess knowledge and application to practice of module topics.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

OR

  • Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register 
    (for those required to register with a professional body)

AND
Be currently employed in healthcare or social care either in: clinical or social care practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific discipline related area such as nursing. This is specified in modules descriptions.

Applicants will normally have gained a primary degree (health science/studies or social science/studies related) level 8 or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to compile a portfolio to provide evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

  • International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Academic Test is required.

Additional Requirements

Duration

One Semester (Sept-Dec)

Next start date

September 2022

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

15

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date

27th May 2022
Late applicants may be considered.

NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

15

Award

Stand Alone Module: Behaviours that Challenge

CAO

Course code

Course Outline

Online Induction Dates: 14th-16th September 2022

  • Commencement - online module work/reading: 3rd October 2022
  • Workshop : 8th October 2022
  • Assignment Submission Date: 2nd December 2022

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Who’s Suited to This Course

The School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies delivers a number of stand alone modules which address issues of interest to all health and social care professionals. Credits attained can be accumulated over a 2-3-year timeframe and put towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing/ Professional Studies). The modules are delivered in a flexible manner to accommodate the learning requirements of busy healthcare professionals. Alternatively, those who opt not to be assessed in the module receive a certificate of attendance.

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€900 (2022/2023)

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

 

Fees can be paid securely through our Online Payment Facility

Find out More

Dympna O’ Connell
Course Co-ordinator
School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies
T: +353 (0)71 9135611
E: doconnell@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

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