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Nursing Studies - Maternity Care

Course Code(s):  5M4349 CIO61MW
QQI Award Code:  5M4349 Nursing Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4349 CIO61MW
QQI Award Code 5M4349 Nursing Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is suitable for students who are considering a career in midwifery and/or nursing. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a clear understanding of the academic requirements, personal qualities and characteristics necessary for a successful career in midwifery.

Students will acquire knowledge, skill and competence to work under supervision in a variety of health care settings and or to progress to further and or higher education training. The course combines a wide range of modules designed to give students an overview of topics required for midwifery and nursing, with a work placement element, which students arrange in a health care setting of their choice. Students are provided with a unique insight into the diversity of a caring career in either midwifery or nursing.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749
Care Provision and Practice 5N2705
Communications 5N0690
Infection Prevention and Control 5N3734
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Maternity Care Support 5N0758
Mathematics 5N1833
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Research and Study Skills 5N3113
Social Studies 5N1370
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHSN 5M4349

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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