Enhanced Clinical Practice

Open University in Ireland


Course Name Enhanced Clinical Practice
Course Provider Open University in Ireland
Course Code E95
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Open University None
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Attendance Options Part time, Flexible, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters PG Dip
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Duration 18 months – 4 years

How long it takes
It is expected that most students will complete the qualification in the minimum time of 18 months by studying 60 credits a year, but there is flexibility to take up to four years to complete.
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Entry Requirements

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hold a degree in a health-related discipline. Applicants with evidence of equivalent professional development or academic proficiency will be considered. Applicants with non-European academic qualifications will need to supply ev...

Course Summary This qualification prepares registered health professionals for enhanced clinical practice roles.
Course Content

Expand+This qualification prepares registered health professionals for enhanced clinical practice roles. You'll develop your knowledge and critical understanding of enhanced clinical practice, leadership, research and education, and the skills that enable y...

Learning Outcomes Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:

Knowledge and understanding
Cognitive skills
Practical and professional skills
Key skills
Subjects Taught

To gain this qualification, you will study 120 credits from the following modules:

Compulsory module Credits

Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing (K803) 60 This module is not available in Republic of Ireland


Number of Credits 120
Careers or Further Progression Career relevance
You’ll be employed as a registered health professional when you start the course and have approval from your designated employer to undertake the qualification.

Once qualified, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to work at an enhanced level of practice in a wide variety of clinical settings across primary and secondary care and other health and social care provider environments.
Further Enquiries Our advisers are available to take your call Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00, excluding public holidays.

Tel: +353 1 678 5399
Email: ireland@open.ac.uk
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