Specialised Nursing Care

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Specialised Nursing Care

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • 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

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: The aim is to facilitate the student understanding of oncology, palliative care, mental health, and intellectual disability so that they may provide appropriate care to these groups of individuals. In order to prepare general nurses to support patients/clients with specific and complex needs the process of identifying needs, planning, prioritising, implementing and evaluating nursing care will be considered.

    Syllabus: Cancer cell biology, nursing care and management in oncology. Treatment modalities, Palliative care. Introduction to intellectual disability and nursing care and management Institutionalisation, normalisation, individualisation and philosophy of an 'ordinary life'. Introduction to the concept of mental health. Nursing care of individuals with mental health illness in a range of settings. Applied pharmacology. 

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.