Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
Spring 2025
One Semester (12 Weeks)
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Education and Health Sciences
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Department of Nursing & Midwifery
Address: Faculty of Education & Health Sciences Email: Telephone: +353 61 202271

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Brief Description

This course qualifies for 50% funding under the HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy. Check fees section for details and eligibility. Please Note: Applicants may only apply for and receive, one subsidised course per semester.

Please ensure you enter the Module Code below when applying for this MicroCred. Applications without this cannot be processed.

You may apply for more than one MicroCred under the same application.

Module Description

Module Code

NFQ Level

ECTS Credits

Start Date


Therapeutic Interventions in Respiratory Nursing





€800 - EU

€1,500 - Non-EU

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MicroCred are: 

The purpose of this module is to provide nurses operating at either specialist or advanced practice levels with the knowledge and skills to lead, organise and deliver therapeutic interventions and support so that they can operate as autonomous practitioners.

Lectures will aim to explore the therapeutic interventions required in specific respiratory diseases, and may draw from the following themes:

  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary care interface in the care of persons with respiratory conditions.
  • Health Education and Promotion. ·
  • Anticipatory care and self-management in respiratory conditions.
  • Breathlessness and multi-faceted conditions.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Medication management, pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to respiratory conditions.
  • Respiratory failure and non-invasive ventilation.
  • Leading and supporting holistic caring interventions in acute/emergency and pathological conditions.
  • The role of the nurse at specialist and advanced level in multidisciplinary care.
  • Practice innovations at specialist/advanced levels in respiratory nursing.

Respiratory Diseases to be explored within this module (Please note the topics covered will be dependent on the availability of the specialist invited to lecture on the specialist area)

  • COPD · Asthma · Interstitial Lung Disease · Cough/ Allergic Rhinitis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Covid 19
  • Sleep Aponea
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • TB
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Learning outcomes:

  • Critically discuss the role of the nurse in planning, monitoring, coordinating, and managing care of individuals experiencing respiratory health conditions within a multidisciplinary context.
  • Critically evaluate evidence based therapeutic interventions to support individuals experiencing alterations in respiratory status.
  • Critically review current practice/innovations and utilise evidence to inform respiratory nursing practice.
  • Critically explore strategies that empower individuals with respiratory health conditions to maximise health and wellbeing.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the need to anticipate, lead and manage respiratory care interventions.
  • Critically discuss the psychological impact of having a respiratory condition on the individual and their family/significant others.
  1. A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  2. Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year
  3. Students would normally possess a primary degree( Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of  recognized prior learning  (RPL) as outlined in  the ( RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery
  4. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

€800 - EU

€1,500 - Non-EU.

HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy - Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can qualify for 50% funding subject to the availability of places. Subsidy is applied on application. To clarify eligibility please go to Eligibility Criteria.

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