Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree in Psychology or a related human service field such as education/teaching, nursing, speech and language and social care. Applicants from Ireland or EU and non-EU countries who meet entry criteria and are employed by or volunteer in an educational or human service setting are welcome to apply. Please note that students must complete the Postgraduate Diploma course or equivalent behaviour analytic coursework prior to completing the one-year M.Sc. Psychology (ABA) or M.Sc. ABA.Please refer to www.psychology.tcd.ie/postgraduate/applied-behaviour-analysis for further details about this course. Applicants with good written and spoken English (due to the nature of this profession) from EU and non-EU countries are very welcome to apply. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a one-year full-time course. The aim of this course is to ensure that students become proficient to a high degree in the understanding and practical application of the principles of applied behaviour analysis with particular regard to persons with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, children and adolescents in care or special programmes, and persons presenting learning and/or behavioural challenges in school. This intense course provides training in ABA for a yearly intake of up to 30 students. The course provides a route for securing Assistant level certification status from the Behaviour Analysis Certification Board (BACB®), an international body which sets standards for training in behaviour analysis. See www.bacb.com for more details. Classes are normally conducted one week day every two weeks and on one Saturday per month. Individual supervision sessions occur at times outside the teaching schedule and are arranged with an individual board supervised behaviour analyst supervisor. Taught modules run from the end of September to the end of June. Students who wish to apply to the course must secure a practical placement prior to applying. Please refer to the course website for further information in this respect.

Graduates of this course are skilled to conduct functional behavioural assessments, to implement and design behaviour support plans or learning/skill acquisition programmes, and to analyse and display data to make informed decisions regarding intervention and learning
methods. Topics covered on the course include Definitions, Characteristics and Basic Principles; Ethics in ABA; Selection,
Defining and Measuring Behaviour; Behavioural Assessment; Behavioural Intervention, Measurement and Evaluation, and Supervised Practice.

Information for international students

http://www.tcd.ie/international/

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Olive Healy
Email
byrnelu@tcd.ie
Phone
+ 353 (1) 896 3907