Psychiatric Nursing (Acute Mental Illness)

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychiatric Nursing (Acute Mental Illness)

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Health Science, Nursing, Pre-Nursing

  • 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
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the concept of acute mental healthcare. The focus of
    this module will be on the care and treatments available within inpatient services for those experiencing an
    acute form of a mental illness. Students will also become more familar with mental illnesses such as
    depression, mania, schizophrenia and anxiety. Clinical skills laboratory work will focus on the skills
    required to care for someone experiencing an acute form of a mental illness.

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 reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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.