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Early Intervention for People Developing First Episode Psychosis
Course Code: INT67
Entry Requirements:

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 module.

Applicants will normally:

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

OR

B. Be registered on the appropriate professional register.

AND

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.

AND HAVE GAINED:

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 (http://www.ielts.org/ for information on IELTS tests) is required. 

  • Credits from standalone modules can be accrued towards the award of Postgraduate 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

Duration:

Induction Day - 09th January 2019

16th January 2019

29th Jamuary 2019

12th February 2019

 

Fees (euro):

€750.00

Application Process:

Application Process:

Closing date Friday 1st December 2018 - late applications may be accepted

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

Louise McMonagle

Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies

St Angela's College

Lough Gill

Sligo

T: 071-9135612

E: lmcmonagle@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Alternatively, you may download an Application Form.

Next Intake:

January 2019

Closing Date: 2018-11-30

Programme Overview

The aim of this module is to enhance knowledge and understanding of the relevance of early intervention in the area of psychosis. It is imperative that the 1000 people who develops a condition that features psychosis in Ireland each year receive standardised, effective treatment without delay. The logic of early intervention is best exemplified by consideration of the consequences of a long duration of untreated psychosis. A holistic, multi-disciplinary approach is most appropriate with absolute inclusion of the individual with the psychosis as well as his/her family. The resources required to achieve this are substantial but will be recouped through the better outcomes affected people will attain and decreased service use in the years following the period of initial treatment.

Contact Details

Tom O Grady
E:  togrady@stangelas.nuigalway.ie
T:   071 91 35624.

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