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Therapeutic Communication
Course Code: INT14
Entry Requirements:
  • Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


  • Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register*


  • 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 post-graduate level.
  • International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Exam ( for information on IELTS tests) is required.


*For those required to register with a professional body

If you have not undertaken formal study for some time and are concerned regarding your academic study and writing skills, you are strongly advised to  undertake the access module (Academic Writing and Learning Skills Module-available through the Centre for Lifelong Learning) prior to attempting any standalone modules.

Credits from standalone modules can be accrued towards the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing Studies/Professional Studies).

Some of our standalone modules are delivered through blended learning/e-learning allowing you the option of studying at your own pace in your own home.


Online Induction Days begining the week Monday 14th September 2020.

Attendance Days:

Tuesday 20th October 2020

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Tuesday 17th November 2020

Fees (euro):


Application Process:

Please download the application form from the Downloads and Other Information tab, or contact: 

Postgraduate Administrator 
Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies
St. Angela's College
Lough Gill

T: 071-9135612

Next Intake:

September 2020

*Please note: Late applications will be considered and all modules run depending on sufficient numbers

Closing Date: 2020-06-19

Programme Overview

The aim of this module is to enhance knowledge and understanding of the essentials of therapeutic communication. The module will further enhance therapeutic skills and help the student to develop the therapeutic relationship which serves to underpin the basis of all psychological therapies. Critical exploration of attitudes, feelings and behaviour will take place. This module will help students to identify, explore and manage issues that may arise in the therapeutic alliance e.g. therapeutic ruptures.

Blended Learning (elearning and College attendance). This modules consists of lectures, discussions, recorded role play exercises and subsequent discussion, and seminar presentations. Examples from clinical and personal experience will be used to focus the sessions.

OSCE and Coursework

Contact Details

Tom O Grady
T:   071 91 35624.
M: 087-121-0602

To receive an Application Form please contact the Postgraduate Administrator below.
Kelly Baker
Department of Nursing, Health Sciences, and Disability Studies
St Angela's College
Lough Gill, Sligo
T: 071 9135612 E:
Alternatively, you may download an Application Form from the Downloads & Other Info tab.

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