Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
Autumn 2024
6 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.   

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Module Description Module Code NFQ Level ECTS Credits Start Date Fees

Translational Research 

NM8002 9 15 Sept. 2024

€1,300 - EU

€2,400 - 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: 

This module will provide a range of activities and resources that will help participants to develop an understanding of translational research; the actions in translating research into practice; implementation and dissemination. 

The module is divided into sections:

  • Introduction to the concept of translational research;
  • Comparative effectiveness research;
  • Clinical Guideline development;
  • implementation Science;
  • Implementation Strategies Frameworks and Models;
  • Community and Public Patient 
  • Engagement in research and co-design;
  • Mixed methods research;
  • Participatory Action Research;
  • Project management;
  • Dissemination and Knowledge translation. 

Learning Outcomes: 

On completion of the programme the student will be able to: 

  • Critically reflect on an aspect of practice and formulate research questions or hypotheses from a defined healthcare problem related to translational research questions, types of translational research  

  • Evaluate and relate the techniques available to translate/implement research‐based evidence into practice Guideline development and Implementation science).  

  • Select and employ in a research protocol the chosen technique to translate/implement research‐based evidence into practice (Implementation strategies and action research methods  

  • Prepare for submission to a clinical research ethics related to Participatory Research, Community involvement PPI and project management  

  • Defend the chosen strategy to build knowledge translation into study design and conduct (Dissemination and Knowledge translation) 

  1. A Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.  

  1. 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.  

Entry requirements are established to ensure the learner can engage with the course material and assessments, at a level suitable to their needs, and the academic requirements of the module. By applying to this micro-credential, you are confirming that you have reviewed and understand any such requirements, and that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.

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.

€1,300 -  EU 

€2,400 - 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. To clarify eligibility please go to Eligibility Criteria 

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