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Challenging Behaviour
Course Code: INT35
Entry Requirements:

Applicants will normally be:

A. A Registered Nurse on the Live Register held by An Bord Altranais.


B. Working in a clinical area where they are able to develop skills relevant to their chosen module.


C.Working in the area of Health service/delivery in another capacity such as another health care professional/administrator/ manager or equivalent.


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

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

 If you have not undertaken formal 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.


  • 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


 September 2018 (One day -Induction)

 October 2018 (One day- Workshop) 




Fees (euro):


Application Process:

Closing date 1st June 2018,  late applications may be accepted.

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

Charlotte Beech

Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies

St Angela's College

Lough Gill


T: 071-9135613


 Alternatively, you may download an Application Form.






Next Intake:

October 2018.

Closing Date: 2018-06-01

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

Carmel Jennings
The Department of Nursing & Health Studies
St Angela’s College
Lough Gill
T: 071 91 35 618

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