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  • » Higher Certificate of Science in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education

    Programme Title  Higher Certificate of Science in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education
    CAO Code  LY906
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  2 Years
    Standard Code Places:  24
    Fundation Places:  2
    FETAC Places:  2
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Course for You?  
    This is a two year programme designed to introduce students to the disciplines involved in early years’ education. The programme provides an introduction to a wide range of theoretical and practical skills including the developing child, children’s behavior, curriculum studies, creativity and imagination, child protection, child health and practical methods of engaging children through play. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in work placement settings. Students, on successful completion of the HC may progress to the BSc (Hons) ECCHE or choose to work within the early years’ education sector.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    At least five Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish at OD3 or higher (not Foundation Level Irish), and Maths at OD3/FB2/HE.
    or
    Have obtained a full FETAC Level 5 5M2786/DCHCC or 5M2009/DCHSC including distinctions in at least three of the following modules:
    • D20153/5N1770:                      Working in Childcare
    • D20159/5N1765:                      Caring for Children
    • D20005/5N1764:                      Child Development
    • D20007/5N1773:                Early Childhood Education
    Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years, if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent. Applicants may avail of LYIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
    Suitably qualified direct applicants may be eligible for admission to Year 2.
    FETAC Quota
    A quota of 2 places is reserved for those presenting FETAC results. For further information on FETAC applications please see FETAC.
    Garda Vetting
    Applicants who join this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí. If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily. If it is not, students will not be able to fulfil the course requirements, in which case students will be asked to leave the course. Students will also be vetted prior to placement by the relevant placement provider.
    What will I study?
    In addition to the modules listed below, workshops and seminars may be held.
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1   Introduction to Psychology & Sociology Mandatory  10  8
      Introduction to Irish Law Mandatory  5  5
      Professional Scholarship Mandatory  5  6
      Education & Play Mandatory  10  10
     1/2   Early Years Environment Mandatory  10  8
      Curriculum Studies Mandatory  5  6
      Child Protection and Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Mandatory  10  8
      Understanding Children’s Behaviour Mandatory  5  6
     2/3   Creativity in the Early Years Mandatory  5  6
      Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment Mandatory  10  8
      Child Health & Disability Mandatory  10  8
      Children & Families Support Mandatory  5  4
     2/4   Practice Placement 1 Mandatory  30  30hrs x 12wks
    Learning Outcomes 
    On completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of an Early Years practitioner;
    • Understand child development, learning theories and early childhood pedagogy;
    • Reflect upon contemporary issues in early childhood education, family studies, and research;
    • Appreciate the cultural contexts of early childhood settings and the diversity of children and families who experience these contexts;
    • Develop a broad foundation of professional practice to effectively undertake the role of early childhood practitioner;
    • Integrate and apply key skills and knowledge in work based projects;
    • Communicate with confidence and empathy and understand the relevance of reflection as learning and self-development tool;
    • Develop increasing competence and capacity as an independent student.
    Placement
    Placement is an integral part of the programme and provides students with an opportunity to learn from experience through supervised practice. Experiential learning in this way provides opportunities to reflect on practice and to apply theory to practice. The work placement also provides the student with opportunities for observation and engagement in needs assessment, early childhood curriculum planning and implementation.
    Follow-on Courses
    Students who successfully complete the Higher Certificate at the required standard are eligible to apply for entry into the Degree programme which is available internally at LYIT or through a range of other Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland and abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    The Childcare Act (1991) and ensuing regulation of early childhood care and education together with other national initiatives has created a strong demand for graduates of childcare studies who are able to work across traditional disciplinary and professional boundaries. Consequently, childcare and education is a rapidly expanding service that is providing career and further educational opportunities for graduates.
    The main employers are:
    • Private Sector Childcare Facilities such as crèches, nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools, homework clubs;
    • The Health Services – special needs services, family support services and community services
    • Primary Schools – classroom assistant;
    • Other Public Services – specialist advisor, researcher, social planning.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Higher Certificate in Health and Social Care

    Programme Title  Higher Certificate in Health and Social Care
    CAO Code  LY916
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  2 Years
    Standard Code Places:  24
    Fundation Places:  2
    FETAC Places:  2 (FETAC quota considered on round zero only)
    National Framework Level  6
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Course for You?
    This is a two year programme designed to introduce students to the disciplines involved in health and social care studies. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a broad range of modules in both the practical and theoretical aspects of health and social care practice and on successful completion may progress to the BSc Health and Social Care or work in either voluntary or statutory areas of the health and social care arena.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    At least five Leaving Certificate subjects, including English or Irish at OD3 or higher (not Foundation Level Irish) and Maths at OD3/FB2/HE.
    or
    Have obtained a full FETAC Level 5 5M2786/DCHCC or 5M2009/DCHSC including distinctions in at least three of the following modules:
    • • D20032/5N1770:                      Human Growth & Development
    • • D20003/5N1765:                     Care Provision & Practice
    • • D20165/5N1764:                     Safety & Health at Work
    • • G20001/5N0690:                      Communications
    • • D20163/5N2770:                      Care Skills 
    • • D20164/5N0758:                      Care Support 
    Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years, if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent. Applicants may avail of LYIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
    Suitably qualified direct applicants may be eligible for admission to Year 2.
    Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    Garda Vetting
    Applicants who join this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí. If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily. If it is not, students will not be able to fulfil the course requirements, in which case students will be asked to leave the course. Students will also be vetted prior to placement by the relevant placement provider.
    What will I study?
    In addition to the modules listed below, workshops and seminars may be held.
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Introduction to Psychology & Sociology Mandatory  10  8
     Introduction to Irish Law Mandatory  5  5
     Professional Scholarship Mandatory  5  6
     Recreational Activities Mandatory  10  8
     1/2  Health Promotion Mandatory  5  5
     Ageing & Care Mandatory  10  10
     Child Protection and Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Mandatory  10  8
      Psychological Health & Well-being Mandatory  5  5
     2/3  Law & Ethics Mandatory  5  6
     Preparation for Practice Mandatory  10  7
     Disability Studies Mandatory  10  9
     Children &Families Support Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Practice Placement 1 Mandatory  5  30hrs x 12wks
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of a health & social care practitioner in Ireland;
    • Review psycho-social, cultural, legal, ethical and organisational contexts of health and social care practice;
    • Integrate and apply key skills and knowledge in work based projects;
    • Know and understand the skills and values associated with child protection work and work with vulnerable persons;
    • Communicate with confidence and empathy and understand the relevance of reflection as a learning and self-development tool;
    • Develop increasing competence and capacity as an independent learner.
    Placement
    Placement is an integral part of the course.  It will provide the student with exposure to a range of the Healthcare and Social settings for the purpose of acquiring skills to meet the holistic needs of a range of client groups. It will also allow for the student to reflect on his/her practice.
    Follow-on Courses
    Students who successfully complete the Higher Certificate at the required standard are eligible to apply for entry to the Level 7 Degree programme which is available internally at LYIT and thereafter the level 8 Honours degree in Health and Social Care.  Graduates from this programme may also pursue further studies at other Universities in Ireland or abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    On completion of this programme students will have a wide range of transferable skills applicable to a broad spectrum of areas to include residential childcare, intellectual disability services, respite services, adult services, older people, health promotion, Women’s Aid, nursing homes, youth work and community development.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in General Nursing

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in General Nursing
    CAO Code: Standard/ Mature  LY908
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  20
    Mature Code Places:  4
    FETAC/NCVA/BTEC Places:  2
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme may suit those who wish to pursue an interesting and worthwhile career in the caring services. Applicants should have:
    • An interest in acquiring the skills necessary to work with and care for people suffering from a wide variety of physical health problems.
    • A capacity to analyse problems and apply solutions based on best practice.
    • Good communication skills.
    • An interest in working with people who are ill and in need of care and support.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    The Nurses Rules, 2010 6.1 provide that:
    Before admission to a programme leading to Registration in the Register of Nurses the applicant must have obtained in the Leaving Certificate Examination a minimum grade of C3 in two higher level papers and a minimum of grade D3 in four ordinary or higher level papers in the following subjects:
    • English or Irish (not Foundation Level Irish)
    • Mathematics (not Foundation Level)
    • A laboratory science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physics & Chemistry joint or Agricultural Science)
    • Three other subjects
    Or
    Have equivalent educational qualifications to those outlined above.  The minimum entry requirements may be accumulated from more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate or an equivalent examination.  All applicants who meet the minimum requirements or who are taking the correct combination of subjects in the Leaving Certificate, or an equivalent examination are eligible to apply and will be ranked and selected on points
    FETAC Level 5
    FETAC has launched a new format of awards called the Common Awards System (CAS).  From September 2013 applicants may be presenting with these new common awards.
    Applicants who wish to be considered on the basis of FETAC Level 5 awards must present either of the following FETAC awards:
    • Nursing Studies:                5M4349 or
    • Health Care Support:         5M4339 or
    • Community Care:               5M2786
    To be eligible for consideration, those presenting either of the above awards must also have included in their award any one of the following mathematics modules, C20139, C20175, C20174, and must have achieved at least 5 distinctions, including distinctions in at least 3 of the following four modules:
    • Anatomy and Physiology 5NO749 or
    • Biology 5N2746 or
    • Human Growth and Development 5N1279 or
    • Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
    A quota of 2 places is reserved for those presenting FETAC results.  For further information on FETAC applications please see FETAC.
    BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma
    Applicants who wish to be considered for Nursing on the basis of a BTEC must present one of the following BTEC awards:
    • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
    • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health Studies
    • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health Sciences
    The quota for those attempting to enter via vocational awards is extremely limited (refer to table above). As a result only the very highest scoring vocational applicants are considered. If there are more people on the same score than there are places available, random selection will apply (see 2016 CAO handbook page 19). Thus even for those with high vocational scores,  many are inevitably disappointed.
    It is also important to note that the Vocational Quota is dealt with on Round Zero which goes out in early August, before the offers for those applying on the basis of academic school-leaving exams. You must have made you final, certified BTEC results available to us before Round Zero, to be eligible for consideration for the vocational route. CAO do not currently process or score BTEC awards.  So, if applying via this route, make your application via CAO in the normal way but send a copy of your BTEC result directly to LYIT before the end of July.  Make sure your name and CAO number is clearly marked on all copy certs sent to LYIT and/or to the CAO.  You will not be considered on the basis of anticipated, predicted or uncertified or late results.
    Mature Applicants
    A quota of four places is allocated specifically for mature applicants on this programme.  Mature Applicants (aged 23 or over on January 1st in the year of application) who do not meet the minimum educational requirements should apply via the CAO, using the mature code, before February 1st.  Having applied through CAO, applicants for mature code entry must also register and apply through the PAS website.  This is required as PAS undertakes the written assessment on behalf of Nursing and Midwifery Board Ireland. For further information see here.
    Garda Vetting
    Applicants who join this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí.  If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily.  If it is not, students will not be able to go on placement or fulfil the course requirements, in which case students will be asked to leave the course.  Please note that all courses requiring Garda vetting will only have places for non-EU candidates if there are not enough qualified EU candidates available to fill the course.
    Health Assessment
    Applicants wishing to pursue one of the nursing degree programmes are subject to an Occupational Health Assessment.  Applicants must be deemed fit to practice in order to continue on the programme.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits
     1/1  Biological & Related Sciences 1 Mandatory  5
     Introduction to Social And Behavioural Sciences Mandatory  5
     Professional Nursing Studies 1 Mandatory  5
     Nursing: Theory and Practice 1 Mandatory  10
     1/2  Biological & Related Sciences 2 Mandatory  5
     Lifespan Psychology& Societal Influences Mandatory  5
     Professional Nursing Studies 2 Mandatory  5
     Nursing Theory and Practice 2 Mandatory  10
     General Nursing Practice 1 Mandatory  10
     2/3  Clinical Nursing Pathway 1 Mandatory  10
     Promoting Health & Wellbeing Mandatory  5
     Professional Nursing Studies  Mandatory  5
    Nursing in Specialist Areas 1 Mandatory  10
     2/4  Clinical Nursing Pathway 2 Mandatory  10
     Evidence Based Practice Mandatory  5
     Nursing in Specialist Areas 2 Mandatory  5
     Social Science Perspectives on Health Care Delivery Mandatory  5
     General Nursing Practice 2 Mandatory  5
     3/5  General Nursing Practice 3 Mandatory  30
     3/6  Special Client Groups In Nursing Mandatory  5
     Individual & Collective Well-being Mandatory  10
     Leadership & Management in Nursing Mandatory  5
     Nursing Care of the Physically Ill Adult Mandatory  
     4/7  Clinical Nursing Pathway 3 Mandatory  10
     Research in Practice Mandatory  5
     Preparation for Professional Practice Mandatory  10
     General Nursing Practice 4 Mandatory  5
     4/8  General Nursing:  Internship : 36 Weeks Mandatory  30
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Assist individuals, families and groups achieve optimum health, independence, recovery or a peaceful death in a professional caring manner.
    • Provide and manage direct practical nursing whether health promotional, preventative, curative, rehabilitative or supportive to individuals, families or groups.
    • Demonstrate a knowledge base and a level of competence in clinical practice skills essential for safe practice, which are grounded in recent evidence based nursing research, where available.
    • Identify and meet the nursing care needs of the individual, family, community in all health care settings.
    • Demonstrate the development of skills of analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving and reflective practice.
    • Act as an effective member of a health care team and participate in the multi-disciplinary team approach to the care of patients/clients.
    • Demonstrate effective, efficient and appropriate verbal, written and non-verbal communication.
    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of information literacy and ICT skills sufficient to practice in a modern health care environment.
    • Develop the skills necessary to be discerning consumers of evidence able to effectively use such evidence for practical purposes in both education and practice.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme learners may transfer to programmes at LYIT leading to the award of Higher Diploma in any of the following clinical nursing specialties:
    • Critical Care Nursing
    • Accident and Emergency Nursing
    • Peri-operative Theatre Nursing
    • Tissue Viability and Wound Management Nursing
    • Renal Nursing
    • Orthopaedic Nursing
    • Care of the Older Person Nursing
    Please note that the above programmes are only offered subject to Health Service Executive need. Thus all programmes may not be available every year. For further details contact the Department of Nursing and Health Studies.
    Progression to programmes leading to the award Post-graduate Diploma or Masters Degree, or in some case, to programmes leading to the award of a Doctoral Degree is possible.
    Follow up courses elsewhere include:
    Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Education
    Post Graduate Diploma in various clinical nursing specialties.
    Progression internationally to second cycle (i.e. “Bologna masters”) degree programmes is also possible.
    What are the job prospects?
    The main employers are:
    • The Health Service Executive
    • Other Public Services
    • Private Sector Nursing Homes
    Former graduates are employed in the following capacities:
    • Staff Nurse
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Clinical Nurse Manager
    • Nursing Lecturer
    This course begins in September each year. How to Apply
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Psychiatric Nursing

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Psychiatric Nursing
    CAO Code: Standard/ Mature  LY918
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  14
    Mature Code Places:  5
    FETAC/NCVA/BTEC Places:  1
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme may suit those who wish to pursue an interesting and worthwhile career in the caring services. Applicants should have
    • An interest in acquiring the skills necessary to work with and care for people suffering from a wide variety of physical health problems.
    • A capacity to analyse problems and apply solutions based on best practice.
    • Good communication skills.
    • An interest in working with people who have mental health problems and are in need of care, support and rehabilitation.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    The Nurses Rules, 2010 6.1 provide that:
    Before admission to a programme leading to Registration in the Register of Nurses the applicant must have obtained in the Leaving Certificate Examination a minimum grade of C3 in two higher level papers and a minimum of grade D3 in four ordinary or higher level papers in the following subjects:
    • English or Irish (not Foundation Level Irish)
    • Mathematics (not Foundation Level)
    • A laboratory science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physics & Chemistry joint or Agricultural Science)
    • Three other subjects
    Or
    Have equivalent educational qualifications to those outlined above.  The minimum entry requirements may be accumulated from more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate or an equivalent examination.  All applicants who meet the minimum requirements or who are taking the correct combination of subjects in the Leaving Certificate, or an equivalent examination are eligible to apply and will be ranked and selected on points
    FETAC Level 5
    FETAC has launched a new format of awards called the Common Awards System (CAS).  From September 2013 applicants may be presenting with these new common awards.
    Applicants who wish to be considered on the basis of FETAC Level 5 awards must present either of the following FETAC awards:
    • Nursing Studies:                5M4349 or
    • Health Care Support:         5M4339 or
    • Community Care:               5M2786
    To be eligible for consideration, those presenting either of the above awards must also have included in their award any one of the following mathematics modules, C20139, C20175, C20174, and must have achieved at least 5 distinctions, including distinctions in at least 3 of the following four modules:
    • Anatomy and Physiology 5NO749 or
    • Biology 5N2746 or
    • Human Growth and Development 5N1279 or
    • Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
    A quota of 2 places is reserved for those presenting FETAC results.  For further information on FETAC applications please see FETAC.
    BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma
    Applicants who wish to be considered for Nursing on the basis of a BTEC must present one of the following BTEC awards:
    • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
    • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health Studies
    • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health Sciences
    The quota for those attempting to enter via vocational awards is extremely limited (refer to table above). As a result only the very highest scoring vocational applicants are considered. If there are more people on the same score than there are places available, random selection will apply (see 2016 CAO handbook page 19). Thus even for those with high vocational scores,  many are inevitably disappointed.
    It is also important to note that the Vocational Quota is dealt with on Round Zero which goes out in earlyAugust, before the offers for those applying on the basis of academic school-leaving exams. You must have made you final, certified BTEC results available to us before Round Zero, to be eligible for consideration for the vocational route. CAO do not currently process or score BTEC awards.  So, if applying via this route, make your application via CAO in the normal way but send a copy of your BTEC result directly to LYIT before the end of July.  Make sure your name and CAO number is clear
    Mature Applicants
    A quota of four places is allocated specifically for mature applicants on this programme.  Mature Applicants (aged 23 or over on January 1st in the year of application) who do not meet the minimum educational requirements should apply via the CAO, using the mature code, before February 1st.  Having applied through CAO, applicants for mature code entry must also register and apply through the PAS website.  This is required as PAS undertakes the written assessment on behalf of Nursing and Midwifery Board Ireland. For further information see here.
    Garda Vetting
    Applicants who join this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí.  If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily.  If it is not, students will not be able to go on placement or fulfil the course requirements, in which case students will be asked to leave the course.  Please note that all courses requiring Garda vetting will only have places for non-EU candidates if there are not enough qualified EU candidates available to fill the course.
    Health Assessment
    Applicants wishing to pursue one of the nursing degree programmes are subject to an Occupational Health Assessment.  Applicants must be deemed fit to practice in order to continue on the programme.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits
     1/1  Biological & Related Sciences 1 Mandatory  5
     Introduction to Social And Behavioural Sciences Mandatory  5
     Professional Nursing Studies 1 Mandatory  5
     Nursing: Theory and Practice 1 Mandatory  10
     1/2  Biological & Related Sciences 2 Mandatory  5
     Lifespan Psychology& Societal Influences Mandatory  5
     Professional Nursing Studies 2 Mandatory  5
     Nursing Theory and Practice 2 Mandatory  10
     Mental Health Nursing Skills 1 Mandatory  10
     2/3  Applied Biological & Related Sciences in Mental Health Mandatory  5
     Professional Nursing Studies 3 Mandatory  5
     Promoting Health & Wellbeing Mandatory  5
     Mental Health: Care & Recovery Mandatory  15
     2/4  Applied Biological & Related Sciences in Mental Health Mandatory  5
     Evidence Based Practice Mandatory  5
     Social Sciences Perspectives on Health Care Delivery Mandatory  5
     Principles & Practice of Mental Health Nursing Mandatory  10
     Mental Health Nursing Practice 2 Mandatory  5
     3/5  Mental Health Nursing Practice 3 Mandatory  30
     3/6  Applied Biological & Related Sciences in Mental Health Mandatory  5
     Individual & Collective Wellbeing Mandatory  5
     Leadership & Management in Nursing Mandatory  5
     A Lifespan Approach & Resources for Healthy Living Mandatory  15
     4/7 Applied Biological & Related Sciences in Mental Health Mandatory  5
     Research in Practice Mandatory  5
     Contemporary Mental Health Nursing Mandatory  10
     Development of the Skilled Practitioner Mandatory  5
     Mental Health Nursing Practice 4 Mandatory  5
     4/8  Mental Health Nursing:  Internship : 36 Weeks Mandatory  30
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Assist individuals, families and groups achieve optimum health, independence, recovery or a peaceful death in a professional caring manner.
    • Provide and manage direct practical nursing whether health promotional, preventative, curative, rehabilitative or supportive to individuals, families or groups.
    • Demonstrate a knowledge base and a level of competence in clinical practice skills essential for safe practice, which are grounded in recent evidence based nursing research, where available.
    • Identify and meet the nursing care needs of the individual, family, community in all health care settings
    • Demonstrate the development of skills of analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving and reflective practice.
    • Act as an effective member of a health care team and participate in the multi-disciplinary team approach to the care of patients/clients.
    • Demonstrate effective, efficient  and appropriate verbal, written and non-verbal communication.
    • Demonstrate  a working knowledge of information literacy and ICT  skills sufficient to practice in a modern health care environment.
    • Develop the skills necessary to be discerning consumers of evidence able to effectively use such evidence for practical purposes in both education and practice.
    Information for students applying for the BSc (Hons) in Psychiatric Nursing at LYIT 2014:
    Placements on the above course take place within Donegal Mental Health Service and Sligo/ Leitrim Mental Health Service. Students will undertake their placements within one service only for the full duration of their course.  Year 1 students on this course will complete a service preference form to indicate which service they would prefer to undertake clinical placement within. This preference will then, in as far as possible, determine your allocation to that service for clinical placement.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme learners may transfer to programmes at LYIT leading to the award of Higher Diploma in any of the following clinical nursing specialties:
    • Mental Health Nursing Care of the Adult
    • Mental Health Nursing Care of the Older Person
    Note that the above Higher Diploma programmes are only offered subject to Health Service Executive need. Thus all programmes may not be available every year. For further details contact the Department of Nursing and Health Studies.
    Progression to programmes leading to the award Post-graduate Diploma or Masters Degree, or in some case, to programmes leading to the award of a Doctoral Degree is possible.
    Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Education
    • Post Graduate Diploma in various clinical nursing specialties relevant to mental health.
    • Progression internationally to second cycle (i.e. “Bologna masters”) degree programmes is also possible.
    Career Opportunities
    The main employers are:
    • The Health Service Executive
    • Other Public Services
    • Private Sector Nursing Homes
    Former graduates are employed in the following capacities:
    • Staff Nurse
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Clinical Nurse Manager
    • Nursing Lecturer
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Intellectual Disability Nursing
    CAO Code: Standard/ Mature  LY928
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  10
    Mature Code Places:  4
    FETAC/NCVA/BTEC Places:  1
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This programme may suit those who wish to pursue an interesting and worthwhile career in the caring services. Applicants should have
    • An interest in acquiring the skills necessary to work with and care for people with a wide variety of intellectual disability problems
    • A capacity to analyse problems and apply solutions based on best practice.
    • Good communication skills.
    • An interest in working with people who have intellectual disability problems and are in need of education, care, support and rehabilitation.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    The Nurses Rules, 2010 6.1 provide that:
    Before admission to a programme leading to Registration in the Register of Nurses the applicant must have obtained in the Leaving Certificate Examination a minimum grade of C3 in two higher level papers and a minimum of grade D3 in four ordinary or higher level papers in the following subjects:
    • English or Irish (not Foundation Level Irish)
    • Mathematics (not Foundation Level)
    • A laboratory science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physics & Chemistry joint or Agricultural Science)
    • Three other subjects
    Or
    Have equivalent educational qualifications to those outlined above.  The minimum entry requirements may be accumulated from more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate or an equivalent examination.  All applicants who meet the minimum requirements or who are taking the correct combination of subjects in the Leaving Certificate, or an equivalent examination are eligible to apply and will be ranked and selected on points
    FETAC Level 5
    FETAC has launched a new format of awards called the Common Awards System (CAS).  From September 2013 applicants may be presenting with these new common awards.
    Applicants who wish to be considered on the basis of FETAC Level 5 awards must present either of the following FETAC awards:
    • Nursing Studies:                5M4349 or
    • Health Care Support:         5M4339 or
    • Community Care:               5M2786
    To be eligible for consideration, those presenting either of the above awards must also have included in their award any one of the following mathematics modules, C20139, C20175, C20174, and must have achieved at least 5 distinctions, including distinctions in at least 3 of the following four modules:
    • Anatomy and Physiology 5NO749 or
    • Biology 5N2746 or
    • Human Growth and Development 5N1279 or
    • Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
    A quota of 2 places is reserved for those presenting FETAC results.  For further information on FETAC applications please see FETAC.
    BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma
    Applicants who wish to be considered for Nursing on the basis of a BTEC must present one of the following BTEC awards:
    • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
    • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health Studies
    • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health Sciences
    The quota for those attempting to enter via vocational awards is extremely limited (refer to table above). As a result only the very highest scoring vocational applicants are considered. If there are more people on the same score than there are places available, random selection will apply (see 2016 CAO handbook page 19). Thus even for those with high vocational scores,  many are inevitably disappointed.
    It is also important to note that the Vocational Quota is dealt with on Round Zero which goes out in earlyAugust, before the offers for those applying on the basis of academic school-leaving exams. You must have made you final, certified BTEC results available to us before Round Zero, to be eligible for consideration for the vocational route. CAO do not currently process or score BTEC awards.  So, if applying via this route, make your application via CAO in the normal way but send a copy of your BTEC result directly to LYIT before the end of July.  Make sure your name and CAO number is clear
    Mature Applicants
    A quota of four places is allocated specifically for mature applicants on this programme.  Mature Applicants (aged 23 or over on January 1st in the year of application) who do not meet the minimum educational requirements should apply via the CAO, using the mature code, before February 1st.  Having applied through CAO, applicants for mature code entry must also register and apply through the PAS website.  This is required as PAS undertakes the written assessment on behalf of Nursing and Midwifery Board Ireland. For further information see here.
    Garda Vetting
    Applicants who join this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí.  If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily.  If it is not, students will not be able to go on placement or fulfil the course requirements, in which case students will be asked to leave the course.  Please note that all courses requiring Garda vetting will only have places for non-EU candidates if there are not enough qualified EU candidates available to fill the course.
    Health Assessment
    Applicants wishing to pursue one of the nursing degree programmes are subject to an Occupational Health Assessment.  Applicants must be deemed fit to practice in order to continue on the programme.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits
     1/1  Biological & Related Sciences 1 Mandatory  5
     Introduction to Social And Behavioural Sciences Mandatory  5
     Professional Nursing Studies 1 Mandatory  5
     Nursing: Theory and Practice 1 Mandatory  10
     1/2  Biological & Related Sciences 2 Mandatory  5
     Lifespan Psychology& Societal Influences Mandatory  5
     Professional Nursing Studies 2 Mandatory  5
     Nursing Theory and Practice 2 Mandatory  10
     Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice 1 Mandatory  10
     2/3  Assessment, Skills Development and Behaviours that Challenge Mandatory  5
     Professional Nursing Studies 3 Mandatory  5
     Promoting Health & Wellbeing Mandatory  5
    Genetics and Health Needs in Intellectual Disability Mandatory  15
     2/4  Health Needs and Nursing Interventions in Intellectual Disability 1 Mandatory  5
     Evidence Based Practice Mandatory  5
     Social Sciences Perspectives on Health Care Delivery Mandatory  5
     Complex Needs and Intellectual Disability Mandatory  10
    Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice 2 Mandatory  5
     3/5 Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice 3 Mandatory  30
     3/6  The Older Person  with Intellectual Disability Mandatory  10
     Individual & Collective Wellbeing Mandatory  5
     Leadership & Management in Nursing Mandatory  5
     Health Needs and Nursing Interventions in Intellectual Disability 2 Mandatory  10
     Research in Practice Mandatory  5
     4/7  Contemporary Trends in Intellectual Disability Nursing Mandatory  10
     Health Needs and Nursing Interventions in Intellectual Disability 3 Mandatory  10
     Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice 4 Mandatory  5
     4/8  Intellectual Disability Nursing:  Internship : 36 Weeks Mandatory  30
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Assist individuals, families and groups achieve optimum health, independence, recovery or a peaceful death in a professional caring manner.
    • Provide and manage direct practical nursing whether health promotional, preventative, curative, rehabilitative or supportive to individuals, families or groups.
    • Demonstrate a knowledge base and a level of competence in clinical practice skills essential for safe practice, which are grounded in recent evidence based nursing research, where available.
    • Identify and meet the nursing care needs of the individual, family, community in all health care settings
    • Demonstrate the development of skills of analysis, critical thinking, problem-solving and reflective practice.
    • Act as an effective member of a health care team and participate in the multi-disciplinary team approach to the care of patients/clients.
    • Demonstrate effective, efficient and appropriate verbal, written and non-verbal communication.
    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of information literacy and ICT skills sufficient to practice in a modern health care environment.
    • Develop the skills necessary to be discerning consumers of evidence able to effectively use such evidence for practical purposes in both education and practice.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme learners may transfer to programmes at LYIT leading to the award of Higher Diploma in any of the following clinical nursing specialties:
    • Intellectual Disability Nursing – Challenging Behaviour
    • Intellectual Disability Nursing - Care of the Older Person
    Please note that the above programmes are only offered subject to Health Service Executive need. Thus all programmes may not be available every year. For further details contact the Department of Nursing and Health Studies.
    Progression to programmes leading to the award Post-graduate Diploma or Masters Degree, or in some case, to programmes leading to the award of a Doctoral Degree is possible.
    Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Education
    • Post Graduate Diploma in various clinical nursing specialties relevant to intellectual disability nursing
    • Progression internationally to second cycle (i.e. “Bologna masters”) degree programmes is also possible.
    Career Opportunities
    The main employers are:
    • The Health Service Executive
    • Other Public Services
    • Private Sector Nursing Homes
    Former graduates are employed in the following capacities:
    • Staff Nurse
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Clinical Nurse Manager
    • Nursing Lecturer
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education
    CAO Code  LY968
    LYIT internal code  LY_NECCE_B
    Duration  4 Years ab initio
    Standard Code Places:  24
    Mature Applicants Places:  2
    Foundation Places:  2
    FETAC Places:  2 (FETAC quota considered on round zero only)
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This is a four year programme in which students develop the skills necessary to assimilate an understanding of the complex and diverse nature of the subject, as well as more general skills which will be widely transferable Students will undertake a critical examination of contrasting perspectives which provide insight into the varied experiences of early years’ settings. Drawing on their ability to locate, review and evaluate research findings they will articulate central theoretical arguments within a variety of EY studies and apply same as skilled practitioners in their chosen industry environment. On successful completion students will be able to work independently and identify the need for knowledge acquisition and skill development on an ongoing basis.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    At least 6 Leaving Certificate Subjects, including the following subjects:
    • English or Irish at 0D3 or higher (not Foundation Level Irish).
    • Mathematics OD3/FB2/HE
    • At least 4 other subjects
    Applicants must have a minimum of Grade C3 in at least two higher-level papers and a minimum of Grade D3 in the remaining papers.
    or
    Have obtained a full FETAC Childcare Award at level 5: DCHSC Childcare, including distinctions in at least three of the following modules:
    • D20153/5N1770:                      Working in Childcare
    • D20159/5N1765:                      Caring for Children
    • D20005/5N1764:                      Child Development
    • D20007/5N1773:                Early Childhood Education
    Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years, if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent. Applicants may avail of LYIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
    Suitably qualified direct applicants may be eligible for admission to Year 2, 3 or 4 of the programme.
    FETAC Quota
    A quota of 2 places is reserved for those presenting FETAC results. For further information on FETAC applications please see FETAC.
    Garda Vetting
    Applicants who join this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí. If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily. If it is not, students will not be able to fulfil the course requirements, in which case students will be asked to leave the course. Students will also be vetted prior to placement by the relevant placement provider.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1   Introduction to Psychology & Sociology Mandatory  10  8
      Introduction to Irish Law Mandatory  5  5
      Professional Scholarship Mandatory  5  6
      Education & Play Mandatory  10  10
     1/2   Early Years Environment Mandatory  10  8
      Curriculum Studies Mandatory  5  6
      Child Protection and Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Mandatory  10  8
      Understanding Children’s Behaviour Mandatory  5  6
     2/3   Creativity in the Early Years Mandatory  5  6
      Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment Mandatory  10  8
      Child Health & Disability Mandatory  10  8
      Children & Families Support Mandatory  5  4
     2/4   Practice Placement 1 Mandatory  30  30hs x 12wks
     3/5   Culture & Contemporary Issues Mandatory  5  5
      Communications in the Early Years Mandatory  10  8
      Research Process & Methods Mandatory  5  6
      Developmental Psychology Mandatory  10  8
     3/6   Practice Placement 2 Elective  30  30hs x 12wks
      Study Abroad Elective  30  30hs x 12wks
     4/7  Research for Evidence Based Practice Mandatory  5  6
     Comparative Education Mandatory  10  6
     Management & Leadership Mandatory  10  8
     Practice Placement 3 Elective  5  30hs x 7wks
     Independent Learning Project Elective  5  30hs x 7wks
     4/8  Effective Infant Education Mandatory  10  6
     Children with Additional Needs Mandatory  10  7
     Teaching & Assessment for Professional Development Mandatory  5  6
     Outdoor Play & Risk Mastery Mandatory  5  7

    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Critically consider leading-edge theories and evidence-based research on child development and early years’ education issues to inform their teaching and learning beliefs and practices;
    • Work reflexively and critically with a range of contemporary education theories and practices within early childhood education to engage young children in constructive, playful and contextually relevant learning;
    • Work in partnership with families and communities to support children's learning and to develop respectful, inclusive and culturally competent practices in early childhood education;
    • Engage proactively with early childhood professionals to become ethical leaders and practitioners who can develop curriculum, pedagogy and programmes that meet diverse students' needs;
    • Contribute to a multi-disciplinary, professional approach to support the development of young students;
    • Activate skills and knowledge through positive engagement in a practice setting;
    • Competently communicate in ways relevant to both academic and practice contexts;
    • Engage in critical self-reflection; develop self-confidence and the capacity for independent learning.
    Work Placement
    Placement is an integral part of the programme and provides students with an opportunity to learn from experience through supervised practice.  Experiential learning in this way provides opportunities to reflect on practice and to apply theory to practice.  Placement also provides the student with opportunities for observation and engagement in needs assessment, early childhood curriculum planning and implementation.
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    Progression to programs leading to a Masters’ Degree is available internally at LYIT or through a range of other Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland and abroad. Furthermore, graduates have the opportunity to pursue professional qualifications in careers such as:
    • Primary Teaching
    • Special Needs Teaching
    • Play Therapist
    • Speech Therapist
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Health Promotion
    • Social Work
    • Psychology
    What are the job prospects?
    The childcare Act 1991 and ensuing regulation of early childhood care and education together with other national initiatives has created a strong demand for graduates of childcare studies who are able to work across traditional disciplinary and professional boundaries.  Consequently, childcare and education is a rapidly expanding service that is providing career and further educational opportunities for graduates.

    The main employers are:

    • Private Sector Childcare Facilities such as crèches, nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools, homework clubs;
    • The Health Services – special needs services, family support services and community services
    • Primary Schools – classroom assistant;
    • Other Public Services – specialist advisor, researcher, social planning.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Science in Health and Social Care

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science in Health and Social Care
    CAO Code  LY978
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  4 Years
    Standard Code Places:  20
    Mature Applicants Places:  2
    Foundation Places:  2
    FETAC Places:  2 (FETAC quota considered on round zero only)
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This is a four year programme in which students develop the skills necessary to assimilate an understanding of the complex and diverse nature of the subject, as well as more general or specialised skills which will be widely transferable. Students will undertake a critical examination of contrasting perspectives which provide insight into the varied experiences of health and social care. On successful completion students will be able to work independently and identify the need for knowledge acquisition and skill development on an ongoing basis in general health and social care or selected including Disability studies or Ageing and care specialised strands.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    At least 6 Leaving Certificate Subjects, including the following subjects:
    • English or Irish at 0D3 or higher (not Foundation Level Irish).
    • Mathematics OD3/FB2/HE
    • At least 4 other subjects
    Applicants must have a minimum of Grade C3 in at least two higher-level papers and a minimum of Grade D3 in the remaining papers.
    or
    Have obtained a full FETAC Level 5 5M2786/DCHCC or 5M2009/DCHSC including distinctions in at least three of the following modules:
    • D20032/5N1770:                       Human Growth & Development
    • D20003/5N1765:                       Care Provision & Practice
    • D20165/5N1764:                       Safety & Health at Work
    • G20001/5N0690:                        Communications
    • D20163/5N2770:                        Care Skills
    • D20164/5N0758:                       Care Support 
    Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years, if they have attained appropriate experience and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent. Applicants may avail of LYIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
    Suitably qualified direct applicants may be eligible for admission to Year 2 and Year 3.
    Applicants presenting non-Irish exams as a basis for entry, please check the IOTCEF listing to search for the entry relevant to your country
    Garda Vetting
    Applicants who join this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí. If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily. If it is not, students will not be able to fulfil the course requirements, in which case students will be asked to leave the course. Students will also be vetted prior to placement by the relevant placement provider.
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     1/1  Introduction to Psychology & Sociology Mandatory  10  8
     Introduction to Irish Law Mandatory  5  5
     Professional Scholarship Mandatory  5  6
     Recreational Activities Mandatory  10  8
     1/2  Health Promotion Mandatory  5  5
     Ageing & Care Mandatory  10  10
     Child Protection and Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Mandatory  10  8
     Psychological Health & Well-being Mandatory  5  5
     2/3  Law & Ethics Mandatory  5  6
     Preparation for Practice Mandatory  10  7
     Disability Studies Mandatory  10  9
     Children &Families Support Mandatory  5  4
     2/4  Practice Placement 1 Mandatory  30  30hrs x 12 wks
     3/5  Youth Work & Community Practice Mandatory  15  10
     Promoting Positive Behaviour Mandatory  5  6
     Research Process & Methods Mandatory  5  6
     Methods & Approaches in Health & Social Care Mandatory  5  6
     3/6 Practice Placement 2 Mandatory  30  30hrs x 12 wks
     4/7  Research for Evidence Based Practice Mandatory  5  6
     Management and Leadership Mandatory  10  8
     Social Policy and Economics GE1: Elective  10  6
     Practice Placement 3 GE1: Elective  5  30
     Independent Learning Project GE1: Elective  5  30
     Welfare Provision and Dementia Care GE2: Elective  10  6
     Practice Placement 3 GE2: Elective  5  30
     Independent Learning Project GE2: Elective  5  30
     Advanced Studies of Disability GE3: Elective  10  6
     Practice Placement 3 GE3: Elective  5  30
     Independent Learning Project GE3: Elective  5  30
     4/8  Teaching & Assessment for Professional Development Mandatory  5  6
     Counselling Theory & Practice Elective  10  8
     Addiction Studies Elective  10  7
     Therapeutic Interventions in Social Care GE1: Elective  5  5
     Anti-Discriminatory Practice GE1: Elective  10  5
     Wellbeing in Ageing GE2: Elective  5  5
     Rights of the Older Person GE2: Elective  10  5
     Promoting Independent Living & Self Care GE3: Elective  5  5
     Disability Rights and Risk Management GE3: Elective  10  5
    GE1 – General Health and Social Care elective
    GE2 – Group electives for the Ageing and Care elective
    GE3 – Group electives for the Disability Studies elective
    Learning Outcomes
    In this proposed programme students will develop the ability to make comparisons between a range of health and social care contexts, such as individual and institutional contexts and national and international. Drawing on their ability to locate, review and evaluate research findings they will articulate central theoretical arguments within a variety of health and social care studies and apply same to their chosen industry environment.
      On completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Develop evaluative and analytic skills, to assess the outcomes of policy interventions in relation to health and social care as they impact on individuals and communities;
    • Demonstrate the skills necessary to support culturally competent and ethical practice, leadership and education relevant to health and social care practice and maintain detailed, comprehensive and confidential records of work;
    • Competently communicate in ways relevant to both academic and practice contexts;
    • Activate skills and knowledge through positive engagement in a practice setting;
    • Engage in critical self-reflection; develop self-confidence and the capacity for independent learning;
    • Link theoretical knowledge with empirical enquiry to evaluate research findings and engage critically with the principal debates in the subject.
    Placement
    Placement is an integral part of the course. It will provide the student with exposure to the Healthcare and Social setting for the purpose of acquiring skills to meet the holistic needs of a range of client groups. It will also allow for the student to reflect on his/her practice. Year 3 and 4 placement will be aligned with students’ specific  elective module choice and streaming where applicable and relevant
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available?
    On successful completion of this programme students will have the opportunity to continue their studies to progress to Masters programmes in other IOTs or universities such as the MA/MSc programmes in Social Work available in UU and QUB, MPhil in Health Sciences – Social Care, NUIG, MA in Social Studies WIT, MA in Advanced Social Care Practice AIT, MA in Social Work & Social Policy TCD, MA in Social Care Management LIT, Ma in Addiction Studies DBS, Advanced Healthcare Practice UL
    Graduates from this programme may pursue further studies at other Universities in Ireland or abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    On completion of this programme students will have a wide range of transferable skills applicable to a broad spectrum of areas to include residential childcare, intellectual disability services, respite services, adult services, older people, health promotion, women’s aid and nursing homes. Typical jobs which are current graduates are finding include Social Care Worker, Project Worker, Family Liaison Officer, Healthcare Assistant, Youth worker, Campaigns Officer (Charity sector), Social Care Leader, Support Worker and Relief Support Worker.s.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Social Studies

    Programme Title  Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Social Studies
    CAO Code  N/A
    LYIT internal code  LY_NHLSS_B
    Duration  1 Year, post level 7 degree
    Standard Code Places: 30
    Mature Applicants Places:  N/A
    Foundation Places:  N/A
    FETAC Places:  N/A
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This is a one-year ‘add on’ programme in which students will develop the ability to make comparisons between a range of health and social care contexts, such as individual and institutional contexts and national and international.  Drawing on their ability to locate, review and evaluate research findings they will articulate central theoretical arguments within a variety of health and social care studies and apply same to their chosen industry environment.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    Garda Vetting
    Applicants who join this course will have to be vetted by the Gardaí.  If the Gardaí raise an issue it will have to be addressed satisfactorily.  If it is not, students will not be able to fulfil the course requirements, in which case students will be asked to leave the course.  Students will also be vetted prior to placement by the relevant placement provider. 
    What will I have to study?
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of creditsClass hours per week
     4/7  Research for Evidence Based Practice Mandatory  5  6
     Social Policy and Economics Mandatory  10  6
     Management & Leadership Mandatory  10  8
     Practice Placement 3 Elective  5  30hs x 7wks
     Independent Learning Project Elective  5  30hs x 7wks
     4/8  Therapeutic Interventions in Social Care Mandatory  5  6
     Anti-Discriminatory Practice Mandatory  10  8
     Teaching & Assessment for Professional Development Mandatory  5  6
     Counselling Theory & Practice Elective  10  8
     Addiction Studies Elective   10  7
    Note: While there is no upper limit on the number of students who may take a particular elective stream, modules may be withdrawn if there are insufficient entrants
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this programme the student will be able to:
    • Develop evaluative and analytic skills, to assess the outcomes of policy interventions in relation to health and social care as they impact on individuals and communities;
    • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to support culturally competent and ethical practice, leadership and education relevant to health and social care practice and maintain detailed, comprehensive and confidential records of work;  
    • Competently communicate in ways relevant to both academic and practice contexts;
    • Activate skills and knowledge through positive engagement in a practice setting; 
    • Engage in critical self-reflection; develop self-confidence and the capacity for independent learning;
    • Link theoretical knowledge with empirical enquiry to evaluate research findings and engage critically with the principal debates in the subject.
    Placement
    Placement will enhance the student’s ability to integrate theory and practice and increase their knowledge of research skills and attitudes towards ethical practice in a professional setting.  It will also enable the student to become a safe, caring and competent decision maker, willing to take personal and professional accountability for evidence based practice. 
    Are there follow-up Programmes Available
    The degree matches the requirements for postgraduate professional training in Social Work in the Republic of Ireland and in the UK/Northern Ireland.  The course also allows graduates to take programmes leading to Masters' degree (by research) or a Doctoral Degree (by research) internally at LYIT or through a range of other institutes of technology and universities in Ireland and abroad.
    Career Opportunities
    The programme will provide the graduate with an in-depth comprehensive knowledge and work place experience in two of the more complex and essential services required in society i.e. health and social care.  On completion of the programme the student will have the academic preparation to present themselves for a variety of career paths in many different arenas within the Health and Social Care environment both nationally and internationally.
    Career pathways such as management/co-ordinating role in social and healthcare within private or public sector organisations, community development, social enterprise, youth development, special needs, voluntary organisations and advocacy groups.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • » Higher Diplomas in Science in Nursing Specialties

    CodeTitle
     LY_NNSAE_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Accident & Emergency Nursing
     LY_NNSCC_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Critical Care Nursing
     LY_NNPTN_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Peri-operative Theatre Nursing
     LY_NNTWM_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Tissue Viability & Wound Management
     LY_NNGEN_G  Higher Diploma in Science in General Nursing (Older Person)
     LY_NNREN_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Renal Nursing
     LY_NNTRO_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Trauma & Orthopaedic Nursing
     LY_NNONC_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Oncology Nursing
     LY_NNMEN_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Mental Health Nursing (Adult)
     LY_NNMHO_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Mental Health Nursing (Older Person)
     LY_NNICB_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Intellectual Disability Nursing (Challenging Behaviour)
     LY_NNIOP_G  Higher Diploma in Science in Intellectual Disability Nursing (Older Person)
    N.B.
    Please note that the above programmes are only offered subject to Health Service Executive need. Thus all programmes may not be available every year. For further details contact the Department of Nursing and Health Studies.
    Entry Requirements
    1. Registration or eligibility to register as a Nurse with An Bord Altranais.
    2. Two years post registration experience, of which six months is in the intended area of specialisation.
    3. Candidates must be employed in the relevant specialty for the duration of the programme.
    Selection Process
    Candidates who meet the entry requirements and have the approval of their employer will be required to undertake an assessment procedure and eligible applicants will be ranked. The assessment will include a written and oral presentation and interview and will normally takes place in mid May.
    Course Fee
    There is a fee for each programme. In some instances this fee may be covered by the HSE. However, applicants should make internal enquiries from their employers and seek confirmation for any such arrangement before making any such assumption.
    Applications
    Programmes generally commence in September each year but applications must be submitted to the Registry at LYIT several months in advance. Normally applications should be submitted by February 1st in the proposed year of entry. On time Applications are free of charge.
    At the sole discretion of LYIT, late applications may be accept up until May 1st but, where accepted, these applications will attract a late application fee of €100 *.
    First round offers will normally issue in July. Successful applicants will be required to reply promptly. In the event that an applicant should fail to respond correctly or on time the offer will lapse and the place may be offered to the next person on the waiting list.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: