Intensive Therapy Nursing

PgDip
Nursing and midwifery

Course details

Delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital, the one-year part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Intensive Therapy Nursing offers you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge, experience and clinical expertise in the challenging and dynamic environment that is critical care.

The role of the nurse as clinician, patient advocate, researcher, educator and innovator are all developed to meet the multiple and complex needs of the patient with critical illness.

Learning outcomes

This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically: 

  • Discuss, evaluate and demonstrate the management of patients who require advanced cardiac life support.  
  • Evaluate the inter facility and inter/intra hospital transportation of critically ill patients. 
  • Evaluate and demonstrate the holistic assessment of the patient presenting with organ failure 
  • Explore the aetiology and path physiology of organ failure in critical illness 
  • Evaluate and demonstrate nursing practice and interventions in the management of critically ill patients. 
  • Evaluate the nursing management of critically ill patients post major surgery. 

Modules

A blended learning approach is utilised in this programme, to promote lifelong learning and professional development for all nursing staff.

The first three modules are delivered in RCSI with the remaining three modules and clinical component delivered in Beaumont Hospital and affiliated sites.

The programme modules are:

Module name Credits Assessment method
Advanced Research Methods 10 Assignment
Advanced Leadership, Professional & Clinical 10 Assignment
Clinical Practicum - Advanced Reflection and Competence 10 Assignment and clinical portfolio
Founding Knowledge and Core Skills of Intensive Care Nursing 10 Assignment
Fundamental Concepts of Critical Care Nursing 10 Examination
Advanced Critical Care Nursing 10 Assignment