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Postgraduate Certificate Blended

Musculoskeletal Casting and Splinting (Adults and Children)

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About

The Professional Certificate in Musculoskeletal Casting and Splinting (Adults and Children) at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland aims to develop competent healthcare practitioners who will apply specific knowledge and skills whilst providing holistic care to individuals requiring musculoskeletal casting or splinting in the adult and paediatric patient setting.

Overview

A blended learning approach is utilised in this Musculoskeletal Casting and Splinting (Adults and Children) programme at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, to promote lifelong learning and professional development for all nursing staff.

Learning outcomes

This Musculoskeletal Casting and Splinting (Adults and Children) programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:  

  • Demonstrate understanding, through questioning and scrutiny, of the necessary professional knowledge (theory, concepts and methods) pertaining to the management of individuals (adults and/or children) requiring musculoskeletal casting or splinting. 
  • Demonstrate the mastery of the practical skills and tools necessary to be competent in in the management of individuals (adults and/or children) requiring musculoskeletal casting or splinting. 
  • Develop the concepts and principles that underpin problem solving and decision-making in clinical practice, accepting accountability for the decision-making in the management of individuals (adults and/or children) requiring musculoskeletal casting or splinting. 
  • Acknowledge your own developing ability within the sphere of musculoskeletal casting and splinting and critically analyse your learning needs through the use of reflective practice to facilitate a lifelong learning approach to personal and professional development. 

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Principles of Musculoskeletal Casting & Splinting
  • Clinical Skills for Musculoskeletal casting and splinting

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

20 ECTS

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a Level 8 degree or international equivalent, demonstrated through a defined recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.
  • Be registered with your appropriate professional body (Opens in new windowNMBI or equivalent).
  • Be employed in a casting department with a minimum of 900 hours of verified experience (this is a signed declaration from a nurse manager and orthopaedic consultant).
  • Be working in the casting department for the duration of the programme.
  • Provide a Manual Handling Certificate which is in date for the duration of programme.
  • You will also need to supply a certified, or stamped copy of your academic transcripts and a copy of an Opens in new windowacademic IELTS examination, or equivalent (for candidates whose first language is not English). Read more about minimum English language requirements here.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Musculoskeletal Casting and Splinting (Adults and Children)
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