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Vascular Health & Diseases

Key Facts

Course Code: Not yet available

Duration: 16 Weeks

Next Intake: 1 February

Location: 24 D'Olier Street

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


This standalone module in vascular health and diseases is suitable for nurses and midwives working across a range of settings including hospitals, primary care and community care where adults with vascular health and diseases are receiving care. The aim of the module is to enhance the candidates’ knowledge, autonomy, responsibility and clinical accountability when providing care for this group of patients. This module is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of those who deliver care and promote the health interests of patients with vascular disease. The candidates undertaking this course will be equipped to work in specialist settings relating to the care of patients with vascular complications. It is aimed at enhancing autonomy, responsibility and clinical accountability.

Structure & Delivery

The module will be delivered annually, and will span over 16 weeks. Lectures will be delivered in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, TCD and St. James’s Hospital. Online lectures are also included. The submission of a nursing case study with adherence to academic writing principles and Harvard referencing (3,000 words).

Course Content


• Physiology of the circulatory system and related pathophysiology (on-line)
• Incidence and prevalence of vascular disease
• Aneurysmal and carotid disease
• Assessment and management of venous disease, including conservative, pharmacological and surgical management
• Assessment and management of arterial disease, including conservative, pharmacological and surgical management
• Radiological and surgical intervention for patients with peripheral occlusive disease
• Assessment and management of Lymphoedema
• Emergency assessment, treatment and management of acute ischaemic limb and deep vein thrombosis
• Effects of lifestyles changes on vascular disease. Health Promotion and rehabilitation
• Health Promotion and rehabilitation

Entry Requirement

The criteria for admission are that the candidate must:

  • be on the active register held by the NMBI
  • currently work in a clinical area with relevance to vascular care
  • hold an honours degree (or equivalent)

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
  • A letter of support from your Director of Nursing


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.