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Posture, Seating and Wheelchair Mobility Across the Life Course -Postgraduate Certificate

Course Details

Course Code: GCPSWMTFAD/GCPSWMTPAD

Available: Part- Time Full- Time

Duration: 1 or 2 semester options

Award: Postgraduate

Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Faculty: Education and Health Sciences

Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name:
Dr. Rosie Gowran
Email:
sahpgcert@ul.ie

Brief Description

The Postgraduate Certificate is newly designed to expand and enhance existing professional knowledge and to produce high quality evidence-based practitioners who are better positioned to develop their individual disciplines as well as the wider health agenda.

During the certificate students will:

  • Discuss professional issues relating to the provision of wheelchair and seating services in differing contexts.
  • Critically examine, compare and contrast the different needs of patients/clients, service providers and models of service. 

The course is taught via blended learning, with on-line and on-campus options, and will provide students with the opportunity to be proactive, reflective and responsible when addressing the complex issues that affect wheelchair and seating provision systems. Through lectures, practicals, tutorials and discussion forums, students will be provided with an opportunity to broaden their perspectives by creatively and collaboratively advancing their knowledge, skills and social attitudes.

On successful completion of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Adopt an evidence-based approach to assessing and managing wheelchair and seating provision for different client groups.
  • Acquire an advanced level of skill, knowledge and clinical reasoning to improve interventions with people with postural seating and wheelchair mobility needs, and to enhance service provision practices.
  • Discuss professional issues relating to the provision of wheelchair and seating services in different contexts.
  • Critically examine, compare and contrast the different needs of patients/clients, service providers and models of service.
  • Integrate research knowledge and practical solutions with their own professional expertise and client preferences across the life course to establish the means of providing cost-effective high-quality services to this specialist area.
  • Acquire advanced levels of clinical reasoning and clinical thinking skills in this field of study.
  • Develop advanced level assessment and identification of service need in their area of clinical practice.
 

Autumn Semester (part time option only)

 

Spring Semester (full and part time option)

Core Modules

PY5021: Evidence Based Practice (Distance Learning)

PY5072: Sustainable Posture. Seating, and Wheelchair Mobility Provision Across the Life Course (9 ECTS)

 

Elective Modules

PY5022: Independent Learning Module

NS6034: Principles of Primary Care and Community Care

NS6035: Leading and Managing Practice

Core Modules

PY5021: Evidence Based Practice

PY5072: Sustainable Posture. Seating, and Wheelchair Mobility Provision Across the Life Course (9 ECTS)

 

Elective Modules

PY5022: Independent Learning Module

NS6040: Intercultural Care

NS6038: Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare

 

Students must take three modules:

  1. PY5021 Evidence Based Practice (12 ECTs)
  2. PY5072: Sustainable Posture. Seating, and Wheelchair Mobility Provision Across the Life Course (9 ECTS) (available in Autumn & Spring)
  3. One elective module to make a total of 30 ECTS.
  4. Programme Structure

    Part-time: 3 modules to be completed within one academic year (enrol in autumn or spring)
    Full-time: 3 modules to be completed within one semester (enrol in spring only)

    ECTS credits: 30

Entry Requirements

The postgraduate certificate programme is open to Health and Social Care Practitioners/ Clinical Engineers with a professionally and academically accredited BSc Hons 2.2 minimum level 8 (or equivalent) in a health and social care profession, or in engineering; with relevant experience and interest in the area.

Applicants for Post Graduate Certificate programmes must have a first or second class level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.

What to Include with your Application

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
  • Current CV
  • Letter to support your application
  • Module preference form
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    AND
    • English language competency certificate

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Fees for this programme can be found  here 

For information on funding and scholarships please click here.