Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Physical Activity: The Promotion of Exercise for a Healthy Ireland

This CPD programme provides registered nurses and midwives with knowledge and a critical understanding of the role which physical activity can play in all round health both physical and psychological. It will provide participants with the relevant knowledge and resources relating to physical activity. It will be of benefit to those who would like to learn about promoting health through physical activity.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of physical activity as a health intervention.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to promoting physical activity as a health intervention.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss and define the national guidelines for physical activity.
  • Critically analyse the health benefits of physical activity.
  • Critically analyse the need for a behavioural approach to changing physical activity behaviours.
  • Critically discuss the promotion of physical activity with patients, clients, their families and the wider community.
  • Critically discuss the role of exercise in the common non-communicable diseases.
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