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Haemodialysis and Allied Therapies Nursing

Key Facts

Course Code: To register your interest in the Haemodialysis and Allied Therapies Nursing standalone module please contact Postgraduate Course Team,, T: +353 1 896 3753

To apply for the P.Grad.Cert. in Specialist Practice – Renal (3 specialist modules) apply online at

Duration:12 weeks

Next Intake: September annually

Closing date for applications: 19th August

Location: 24 D'Olier Street

Fees: Further information on course fees can be found at Academic Registry.


This module is designed to provide the student with theoretical knowledge related to haemodialysis, haemodiafiltration and allied therapies in the treatment of both acute and end-stage kidney disease. It also aims to enhance the student’s understanding, skills and attitudes so that he/she may utilise higher levels of clinical judgment, problem solving skills, communication and team skills and evidence based care to systematically care for patients, their partners and their families receiving these forms of renal replacement therapy. It is aimed at practitioners who work across a variety of settings including hospitals, primary care, and community care where patients with renal illnesses are cared for. This module is also taken as one of three specialist renal modules offered in the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Specialist – Renal. Note, applicants who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Specialist – Renal may progress to the P.Grad.Dip./M.Sc. course.

Structure & Delivery

The module commences in September and consists of five study days that include three face-to-face and two online study days. 

Course Content

Students will take the following module:

Entry Requirement

The criteria for admission are that the candidate must have:

  • current registration on the appropriate division of the live register held by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland;
  • minimum of two years post-registration clinical experience;
  • 12 months experience (within the last two years) in the specialist area being applied for;
  • an honours degree in nursing or a related discipline or equivalent professional and academic qualification or satisfy the selection committee that they have the academic ability to successfully complete the programme;
  • additional criteria may be required by individual Health Service Providers.

Documentation required to complete application

  • 2 Academic references
  • Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses
  • Copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses


All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:


Minimum Level Required

IELTS Grade 6.5
TOEFL 230 computer-based 570 paper-based 88 internet-based
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C
Pearson Test of English PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

Please note that test scores are only valid for two years.

For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.