Clinical Judgement & Decision Making

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Clinical Judgement & Decision Making

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Health Administration

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module will introduce students to the latest scholarship on clinical judgement and decision-making in nursing and enable them to apply this knowledge to their own developing practice.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain the influence of individual, professional and organisational value systems, processes and approaches on how they engage with people’s experiences of health, illness and health care provision when making judgements and decisions.
    2. Appraise theories of engagement, assessment and decision-making inform and influence organisational activity, e.g. interaction with service-user’s carrying a particular diagnosis.
    3. Explain the processes of judgement and decision-making within clinical and organisational practice in terms of the notion of collaborative intra- and inter-professional teamwork.
    4. Identify ways of engaging with the values, goals and motivations of others in order to develop collaborative competence in judgement and decision-making.
    5. Use their understanding of judgement and decision-making to develop their approach to reflective and evidence-based practice.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.