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Department of Nursing and Health Care Sciences

Diploma in Developing Safe Environments in Health and Social Care

NFQ Level:  9
Credits: 10
Award Type: Minor Award
Application: Apply Now
Closing Date: 4.00pm on Friday, 13th May, 2022
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Course Description

This programme is open to health and social care professionals and reflects service user safety as a concern across complex, fast moving and pressurised environments (World Health Organisation 2011). The minor award consists of two 5 credit modules: Ethical Judgement in Professional Leadership and Quality Improvement and Governance in Health & Social Care. Collectively, these two modules critically explore contemporary inter-professional working and communication as they influence service-user safety. Specific topics include professional accountability; moral responsibility; legal, professional and ethical aspects of the management of adverse events; promoting quality services by risk management; open disclosure policies; protecting and promoting rights of groups with specific needs; moral theory, ethical decision-making, whistle blower protection and national regulation for safer, quality-assured health and social care.

This programme responds to service need to implement the service-user safety agenda in accordance with national policy.  The World Health Organisation has acknowledged that the education and training of healthcare professionals has “been underused and under-valued as a vital tool for addressing the challenges of achieving improved patient safety”. This programme utilises the World Health Organisation Patient Safety Curriculum Guide to provide a growing awareness and recognition of service-user safety in health and social care.

Entry Requirements

Prospective applicants must hold a NFQ level 8 qualification in nursing, health or social care or equivalent.  

Duration

One semester part-time (lectures are delivered one day per week on the MTU Kerry Campus) from January 2023 to May 2023

Cost

€1,123

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the programme, students will have gained 10 credits at NFQ level 9 that can contribute to the achievement of other academic awards, such as the MSc in Nursing at MTU.

Main Contact:

For any queries in relation to this course please contact the following departments.

Nursing and Health Care Sciences   Tel: (066) 7191694 Email: Nursing Dept (email)
Admissions Office  Tel: (066) 7145638 Email: Admissions (email)

 

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