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Healthcare Support – Activities of Living Patient Care 5M4339

This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills & competence to
enable him/her provide individualised holistic care using the activities of living as a framework to
guide care practices.

Target Award

QQI Healthcare Support – 5M4339

Start Date: 21-02-2023Hours/week: 06 Hrs 00 MinsDuration: 10 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners)
*Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Activities Of Living Patient Care Activities of Living Patient Care (5N3707) QQI
Learning Outcomes of Level 5 Activities of Living Patient Care 5N3707
Learners will be able to:
1. Discuss a range of work practices in the provision of individualised holistic care for
clients to include knowledge of the factors influencing the activities of living
2. Analyse the activities of living to include the five main concepts of the model of living
and the role of a healthcare assistant in utilising the activities of living
3. Summarise the principles of maintaining a safe and hygienic environment to include
knowledge of infection, accident , fire and problems with sensory deprivation
4. Implement a range of tasks carried out when caring for a patient in a safe
environment to include effective communication skills
5. Employ the skills of a healthcare assistant in providing care for patients to include an
awareness of the importance of nutrition, elimination, fluid balance, weight
reporting and correct technique for catheter bag use
6. Practise skills involved in pressure area care, personal hygiene, foot care, patient
temperature, mobilization and urinalysis
7. Demonstrate competence in a range of care techniques to include observations,
manual and electronic counting, recording and reporting of pulse rate, respiration
and blood pressure
8. Work independently and as part of a healthcare team to respond appropriately to
the needs of a client in a care setting.


New Ross BTEI


St Michael’s Pastoral Centre, Michael Street, New Ross, Y34 N799

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville