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

Stand-alone modules

Stand Alone Modules

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Many of the modules delivered throughout our programmes are available for students to enroll on a stand alone basis. This gives students an opportunity to sample postgraduate education or to gain knowledge in a specific area.

To find out more information about a module including the confirmed timetable please contact nursing@rcsi.ie. All modules are delivered at Level 9 on the NFQ unless otherwise stated. 

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General Nursing 

  • Advanced Research Methods (September)
  • Contemporary Issues in Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Evidence-Based Nursing & Midwifery (September) (Level 8)
  • Patient Safety, Quality Improvement & Risk Management (Level 8)
  • Reflection on Nursing and Midwifery Values for Legal and Ethical practice (Level 8)

Cancer Nursing

  • Fundamental Concepts of Cancer Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Major Adult Cancers (Semester 2)
  • Phsyco Oncology (Semester 2)
  • Colorectal Disease Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Breast Disease Nursing (Semester 2)

Childrens' Peri-Operative Nursing

  • Foundations of Childrens' Peri-Operative Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Anaesthetic Recovery Room Childrens Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Advanced Anaesthetic Recovery Room Children’s Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Children's Pain Management (Peri Operative) (Semester 2)
  • Children's Surgical Modalities (Semester 2)

Coronary Care Nursing

  • Fundamental Concepts of Coronary Care Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiology Interventions (Semester 2)
  • Holistic Management of the Heart Failure Patient and Family (Semester 2)

Emergency Nursing

  • Fundamental Concepts of Emergency Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Medical, Cardiac, Neurological and Neurosurgical Emergency Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Trauma and Surgical Emergency Nursing (Semester 2)

Gerontological Nursing

  • Community and continuing care settings and the older person (Semester 2)
  • Contemporary Issues in Gerontological Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Therapeutic Interventions in the Acute Care Setting (Semester 2)

Infection & Control 

  • The Microbiological Basis for Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Setting (Semester 2)
  • Principles of Infection Control (Semester 2)
  • Managerial Issues of Infection Control (Semester 2)

Intensive Care Nursing

  • Advanced Critical Care Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Foundation Knowledge and Core Skills of Intensive Care Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Fundamental Concepts of Critical Care Nursing (Semester 2)

Leadership & Management 

  • Advanced leadership - Professional & Clinical (October)
  • Education & Training (November)
  • Advanced Management & Strategy (Semester 2)
  • Change Management: Theory and Practice (Semester 2)
  • Leadership and Management (Level 8)
  • Human Resource & Financial Management (Level 8)
  • Education for Professional Practice (Level 8)

Neuroscience Nursing

  • Fundamental Concepts of Neuroscience Nursing  (Semester 2)
  • Care of Patients with Acute, Complex Neuroscience Conditions (Semester 2)
  • Consolidating Practice Within the Neuroscience Setting (Semester 2)

Operating Department Nursing

  • Fundamental Concepts in Perioperative Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Foundation Knowledge & Skills in Perioperative Practice (Semester 2)
  • Advanced Practice in Operating Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Advanced Practice in Anaesthesia and Post Anaesthesia Care Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Advanced Anaesthetic/Recovery Room Nursing (Semester 2)

Ophthalmic Nursing

  • Practice/Management of Patients suffering from External Ocular Conditions (Semester 2)
  • Practice/Management of Patients suffering from Anterior Ocular Segment Conditions (Semester 2)
  • Practice/Management of Patients suffering from Posterior Ocular Segment Conditions (Semester 2)

Othopaedic Nursing

  • Principles of Orthopaedic Nursing (Semester 2)
  • Nursing the Patient Undergoing Management of Musculoskeletal Issues by Elective & Conservative Means (Semester 2)
  • Nursing the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient (Semester 2)

Renal/Urology Nursing

  • Care of the Nephrology Patient (Semester 2)
  • Care of the Urology Patient (Semester 2)
  • Renal Replacement Therapies - Haemodialysis & Peritineal Dialysis (Semester 2)
  • Care of the Patient receiving Renal Replacement Therapy (Semester 2)

Respiratory Care

  • Biological Science & Patient Assessment (Semester 2)
  • Adult Respiratory Care (Semester 2)
  • Health Promotion & Behavioural Sciences (Semester 2)

Wound Management & Tissue Viability 

  • Advanced Concepts in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair (Semester 2)
  • Critical Issues in the Assessment of Individuals with Pressure Ulcers and Diabetic Foot Ulcers (Semester 2)
  • Critical Issues in the Assessment of Individuals with Leg Ulceration and Lymphoedema (Semester 2)