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Challenging Behaviour
Course Code: INT35
Entry Requirements:

If you have not undertaken fromal study for sometime 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 stand alone module.

Applicants will normally:

A. Be a registered nurse on the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


B. Be registered on the appropriate professional register.


C. Be currently employed in health care either in: clinical practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific related area. This is specified in module descriptions.


A primary degree (min. 2.2) (health sciences related) or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to provide evidence of their ability to study at post-graduate level.

D. Students whose first language is not English will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS Exam ( for information on IELTS tests) is required.


  • Credits from stand alone modules can be accrued towards the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing Studies/Professional Studies)
  • Many of our stand-alone modules are delivered through blended learning/e-learning allowing you the option of studying at your own pace in your own home
  • It is strongly recommended that you complete the Research Methods (Level 8) module before attempting the Evidence Based Practice Module



Fees (euro):


Application Process:

Closing date 16th June 2015- late applications may be accepted

To receive an Application Form, please contact Postgraduate Administrator below.

Margaret Hession

Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies

St Angela's College

Lough Gill


T: 071-9195540


 Alternatively, you may download an Application Form.






Next Intake:

September 2015.

Closing Date: 16th June 2015

Programme Overview

The aim of the module is to develop in students the competencies; knowledge and skills required for supporting people who present with behaviours that challenge. The module will include the following content:

  • Introduction to challenging behaviour
  • Introduction to the knowledge and skills required to identify the reasons for challenging behaviours.
  • Development of skills and knowledge required to design and implement proactive strategies for managing these behaviours.

This module is prepared in response to the developing trends in challenging behaviour practice nationally and internationally.

Blended Learning (elearning and College attendance)

Course work & participation in on-line discussions.
Examples of coursework include essays; literature reviews; development of posters; portfolios; group presentations.

Downloads & Other Information

Postgraduate / Adult and Continuing Education Prospectus

Application Form
Application Form For Second And Subsequent Modules
Application Process

Download Application form or Contact

Margaret Hession
Department of Nursing & Health Studies,
St Angela’s College,
Lough Gill,
Co Sligo.
T: 071 91 95 540

Contact Details

Program Administrator
Education Department
T: 353 71-9195550
F: 353 71-9144585

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