The Ophthalmic Nursing programme from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland aims to assist you in taking a leading role in advancing and developing nursing and midwifery in this area, and effecting policy change in professional practice and health service provision.
The programme is delivered part-time over one-year; with an option to complete the programme over a period of up to three years if necessary.
Once you have successfully completed this postgraduate diploma you may decide to progress to Year 2 of the Masters in Science (MSc) Nursing, in your chosen specialist area.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of standard and specialised ophthalmic skills (where applicable) in relation to nursing practice/management of patients suffering from anterior ocular segment conditions.
- Discuss and demonstrate an understanding of clinically applied anatomy and physiology of the cornea, aqueous system, uveal tract and lens.
- Evaluate, recognise and explain the common symptomatology of the pathology of the aforementioned ocular structures.
- Discuss and identify and explain the diagnostic investigations relevant to disorders affecting the aforementioned ocular structures.
- Discuss, identify and explain the diagnostic investigations relevant to disorders affecting the aforementioned ocular structures.
- Advanced Research Methods
- Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical
- Clinical Practicum - Advanced Refection and Competence
- Nursing Practice/Management of Patients suffering from Anterior Ocular Segment Conditions
- Nursing Practice/Management of Patients suffering from Posterior Ocular Segment Conditions
- Nursing Practice/Management of Patients suffering from External Ocular Conditions
- 12 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Hold a NFQ level 8 qualification such as a BSc or equivalent.
- Be currently working in the speciality area.
International6875 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6875 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6875 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6875 EUR per year during 12 months.
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