CAO Code LY928
  Letterkenny Campus

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Intellectual Disability Nursing

4 years  /    Level 8  /    Full-time   /   Work Placement

Is this course for me?

Our Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing is dedicated to ensuring you have the necessary training and knowledge to work with adults and children who have an intellectual disability. It’s a rewarding and fulfilling course that will set you on the path to a rewarding and fulfilling career.

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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
1 Biological & Related Sciences 1 Mandatory 5 7
Introduction to Social & Behavioural Sciences for Nursing Mandatory 5 6
Professional Nursing Studies 1 Mandatory 5 7
Nursing Theory and Practice 1 Mandatory 10 13
2 Biological & Related Sciences 2 Mandatory 5 7
Lifespan Psychology & Societal Influences Relating to Nursing Mandatory 5 6
Professional Nursing Studies 2 Mandatory 5 6
Nursing Theory and Practice 2 Mandatory 10 13
Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice 1 Mandatory 10 35
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
3 Assessment, Skills Development and Behaviours that Challenge Mandatory 10 10
Genetics & Health Needs in Intellectual Disability Mandatory 10 10
Promoting Health and Well-Being Mandatory 5 5
Professional Nursing Studies 3 Mandatory 5 6
4 Evidence Based Practice Mandatory 5 6
Social Science Perspectives on Health Care Delivery Mandatory 5 5
General Nursing Practice 2 Mandatory 5 35
Health Needs & Nursing Interventions in Intellectual Disability 1 Mandatory 10 12
Complex Needs and Intellectual Disability Mandatory 5 7
Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice 2 Mandatory 5 35
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
5 Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice 3 Mandatory 30 35
6 The Older Person with Intellectual Disability Mandatory 10 10
Health Needs & Nursing Interventions in Intellectual Disability 2 Mandatory 10 12
Individual and Collective Well-being Mandatory 5 10
Leadership & Management in Nursing Mandatory 5 6
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
7 Research in Practice Mandatory 5 6
Contemporary Trends for Intellectual Disability Nursing Mandatory 10 11
Health Needs & Nursing Interventions in Intellectual Disability 3 Mandatory 10 11
Intellectual Disability Nursing Practice 4 Mandatory 5 35
8 Intellectual Disability Nursing – Internship Mandatory 30 38

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

  • Master degrees in institutes and universities at home and abroad

Key Information

CAO Key Dates:
Discounted closing date – 20 January (17:15)
Normal closing date – 1 February (17:15)
Late closing date – 1 May (17:15)
Change of Mind opens – 5 May (12:00)
Change of Mind closes – 1 July (17:15)
Round 1 offers – 20 August (06:00)

Further Information

Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186310 / +353(0)74 9186308 / +353(0)74 9186303

Head of Department Dr Louise McBride
Email: nursingandhealthstudies@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186308

School and Department
School of Science
Department of Nursing & Health Studies