Micro-credential Blended

Advancing Health and Assessment Practice for Healthcare Practitioners - Micro-credential

3 months
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Health and physical assessment is an important component of holistic care delivery. This Advancing Health and Assessment Practice for Healthcare Practitioners - Micro-credential at Trinity College Dublin is for healthcare professionals who are enthusiastic about professional development and adding to their repertoire of knowledge and skills for clinical practice.


This Advancing Health and Assessment Practice for Healthcare Practitioners - Micro-credential at Trinity College Dublin will be relevant to any healthcare professional in clinical practice wishing to develop competency and expand their knowledge in the application of advance health and physical assessment. This cohort includes nurses; midwives; paramedics and other allied healthcare professionals who require this module to allow for the expansion of their practice.  

What will I do?

  • You will participate in lectures and discussions. Blended learning approach will be adopted to facilitate flexibility for the participants
  • You will undertake health and physical assessment in face-to-face sessions 
  • You will apply and refine the practice of health and physical assessment in your area of practice.
  • You will be expected to perform a complete health and physical assessment and assist with the formulation of the patients presenting problem to communicate to the healthcare team.
  • Please note this micro-credential is a short course and is not considered an eligible programme for a student visa (D study visa).

Programme Structure

You will learn to:

  • Undertake a comprehensive health history. 
  • Perform a physical health assessment using a systematic approach
  • Critically evaluate the synthesis of history taking and physical assessment to support clinical reasoning
  • Identify through simulated patient information differential diagnosis to assist clinical decision making
  • Identify your role in communication to healthcare team

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a level 8 degree in a health care related programme
  • Or satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to successfully complete the MC programme based on evidence of the following: Clinical experience working in healthcare in the acute or community setting relevant to their professional practice. 
  • Currently registered with the appropriate professional regulatory body, e.g., Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or equivalent in country of domicile.
  • Have a minimum of two years’ post registration clinical experience, during the last five years and at least one-year full-time experience in the specific area of practice

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.


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