Course 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.

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

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

This module is delivered as class attendance and directed study and assessed by assignment/essay.



Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • 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 
    (for those required to register with a professional body)

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


One Semester (Jan-March)

Next start date

January 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

27th November 2020

NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study

This module is delivered as class attendance and directed study and assessed by assignment/essay.

ECTS weighting



Stand Alone Module: Early Intervention for People Developing First Episode Psychosis


Course code

Course Outline

 Attendance Days:

  • Wednesday 6th January 2021 - Induction Day
  • Wednesday 13th January 2021
  • Wednesday 27th January 2021
  • Wednesday 3rd February 2021



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

€800 (2020/2021)

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU


Fees can be paid securely through our Online Payment Facility


Find out More

Tom O'Grady
Module Leader
School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies
T: +353 (0)71 9135624
M:+353 (0)87 1210602