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LM154
Intellectual Disability Nursing

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become an analytical and reflective practitioner; one who is able to provide a holistic and caring approach to clients with an intellectual disability.

This programme will enable you to integrate humanistic, scientific and research based principles enhancing your knowledge and understanding of the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual needs of persons with intellectual disabilities.

This knowledge will be acquired through the study and practice of nursing, biological sciences, social sciences and related discipline


UL Nursing (Intellectual Disability) - Course Description
UL Nursing (Intellectual Disability)

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LM154 - Intellectual Disability Nursing
University of Limerick

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LM154 - Intellectual Disability Nursing
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services

Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include:


D20001 - Anatomy & Physiology
or 5N0749 - Anatomy and Physiology

D20012 - Introduction to Nursing
or 5N4325 - Nursing Theory and Practice

D20032 - Human Growth & Development
or 5N1279 - Human Growth and Development
or C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

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Services for people with an intellectual disability have evolved greatly in the past few years, greater emphasis is placed on integration in schools, work and community and the R.N.I.D. is at the forefront in promoting and advocating for this integration. This programme provides graduates with the knowledge and experience to contribute effectively in community and health care services. 



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