Course Overview

This module will focus on developing the knowledge and skills required for supporting people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). The module is an introduction to ASDs and will provide the learner with an understanding of ASDs, knowledge of the assessment process and an outline of interventions and approaches. This module has been prepared in response to the need for specialist knowledge and training in the area of ASDs by education and health professionals as well as parents and other interested parties as recommended by the Report of the Task Force in Autism, 2001. It recognises the developing trends in ASDs nationally and internationally.

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Due to the large volume of applications in recent months the Autism Spectrum Disorder module is now full for the January 2021 semester.

 

Applications and Selections

Due to the large volume of applications in recent months the Autism Spectrum Disorder module is now full for the January 2021 semester.

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

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

 

 

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

OR

  • Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register 
    (for those required to register with a professional body)

AND
Be currently employed in healthcare or social care either in: clinical or social care 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 or social 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 postgraduate level.

  • International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Academic Test is required.

Additional Requirements

Duration

One Semester (Jan-March)

Next start date

January 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

15

Closing Date

27th November 2020

NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study

Blended Learning: e-learning and one day College attendance (workshop).

ECTS weighting

15

Award

Stand Alone Module: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Health Sciences

CAO

Course code

Course Outline

Induction Day: Wednesday 6th January

Workshop Day: Date to be confirmed

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Who’s Suited to This Course

The Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies delivers a number of stand alone modules which address issues of interest to all health and social care professionals. Credits attained can be accumulated over a 2-3-year timeframe and put towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing/ Professional Studies). The modules are delivered in a flexible manner to accommodate the learning requirements of busy healthcare professionals. Alternatively, those who opt not to be assessed in the module receive a certificate of attendance.

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€900 (2020/2021)

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

 

Fees can be paid securely through our Online Payment Facility

 

Find out More

Kelly Baker
Postgraduate Administrator 
Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies
St. Angela's College,
Clogherevagh, Lough Gill
Co Sligo, F91 C634

T: 071-9135612
E: kbaker@stangelas.nuigalway.ie 

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