Course Overview

The aim of this module is to enhance knowledge and understanding of the essentials of therapeutic communication. The module will further enhance therapeutic skills and help the student to develop the therapeutic relationship which serves to underpin the basis of all psychological therapies. Critical exploration of attitudes, feelings and behaviour will take place. This module will help students to identify, explore and manage issues that may arise in the therapeutic alliance e.g. therapeutic ruptures.

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

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

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 post-graduate 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 (Sept-Dec)

Next start date

September 2020

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

15

Closing Date
NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study

Blended Learning (elearning and three days College attendance required).

ECTS weighting

10

Award

Stand Alone Module: Therapeutic Communication

CAO

Course code

Course Outline

This module consists of lectures, discussions, recorded role play exercises and subsequent discussion, and seminar presentations. Examples from clinical and personal experience will be used to focus the sessions.

Online Induction Days begining the week Monday 14th September 2020.
Attendance Days:

  • Tuesday 20th October 2020
  • Tuesday 3rd November 2020
  • Tuesday 17th November 2020

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. Each module runs over one semester. 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

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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