Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (Postgraduate Certificate)

Institution
University of Limerick · Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Who Can Apply

Healthcare clinicians with a professionally and academically accredited BSc (Hons) (level 8 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland recognised ) or equivalent in a health profession* at a minimum award of 2.2 hons level or above.

*health profession such as; Doctors, Nurses, Health and Social Care Professionals. Health and Social Care Professionals encompasses the list of professions regulated under the Health and Social Care Professions Act (2005) Ireland. These are clinical biochemist; dietician; medical scientist; occupational therapist; orthoptist; physiotherapist; podiatrist; psychologist; radiographer; social care worker; social worker; speech and language therapist.

What to Include with your Application

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • English language qualification if English is not your first language
  • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
  • A copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • CV
  • References
  • Module Preference Form

Exemptions

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

  • Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
  • Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
  • TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
  • IELTS – composite score 6.5 and not less than 6 in any one component.
  • English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
  • GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
  • University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
  • GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The PG Cert in Advanced Clinical Practice is designed to enhance graduates’ critical thinking and develop evidence based practitioners as future leaders of effective services. Graduates will obtain in-depth knowledge of an area of Health Sciences to apply to their professional practice.

Students can register on a fulltime or part-time basis. Students must complete one core modules (from two potential core modules) and 2-3 elective modules. The full-time option is completed over one academic semester. In the flexible part-time option, students register for one or two per semester and complete the qualification over two semesters. Offering the programme in this way addresses the educational, professional, clinical and financial demands of the student, the employer and clinical service.

The programme is designed to expand existing professional knowledge and to produce high quality evidence based practitioners who are better positioned to develop their individual disciplines as well as the wider health agenda. They aim to produce graduates who are committed to life long learning. The programme will offer participants the opportunity to critically examine and reflect on their own practice and to implement mechanisms of change to enhance current practice.

Objectives: Graduates will obtain in-depth knowledge of an area of Health Sciences to apply to their professional practice.They will reflect critically on their own and others’ learning styles and practice.

Programme Aims:

  • To discuss professional issues relating to the provision of healthcare services
  • To examine the different sectors of patients/clients, service providers and models of service, and their differing needs
  • To source, critically appraise and synthesise the most up-to-date research
  • To acquire advanced level of clinical reasoning and critical thinking
  • To develop advanced level assessment and identification of service need in the students area of clinical practice
  • To integrate research knowledge with clinical expertise and patient preference to establish the means of providing cost-effective, high quality clinical services

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit our website for the list of requirements

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
2 months
full time
1 months

Further details of qualification

Clinical Therapies at the University of Limerick offers a suite of Postgraduate Certificates for qualified healthcare professionals. The programmes are designed to expand existing professional knowledge and to produce high quality evidence based practitioners who are better positioned to develop their individual disciplines as well as the wider health agenda.

Course contact details

Name
PG Cert Administrator
Email
ctpgcert@ul.ie
Phone
+ 353 61 234301