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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Health Sciences
Course Code: INT47
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 either in: clinical 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 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)

Many 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.


Module Dates:


Wednesday 08th January 2020 - Induction Day

Saturday 11th January 2020 - Workshop Day 

Fees (euro):


Application Process:

Closing date is Friday, 29 November 2019.

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

Kelly Baker

Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies

St Angela's College

Lough Gill


T: 071-9135612


Alternatively, you may download an Application Form.

Next Intake:

January 2020

* Please note: All modules run depending on sufficient numbers

Closing Date: 2019-11-29

Programme Overview

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the metaphor of a 'spectrum' of autistic disorders, including the classifications of this disorder. The student will be introduced to the assessment and diagnostic processes used in ASD; the principles of inclusion for people with ASD; the impact of Legislation on the Development of services for People with ASD. Furthermore students will be introduced to current educational & therapeutic approaches used to support people with autism and current research and evidence based interventions in the area of ASD.

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.

Contact Details

Louise McMonagle
T: 353 71 9135612

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