Cancer Survivorship

Trinity College Dublin

Cancer Survivorship

Course Overview
Cancer survivorship is recognised as a distinct period within the cancer continuum that commences at diagnosis and continues through until the end of life. The M.Sc. in Cancer Survivorship is the first of its kind in Ireland with no identical course offered internationally. It provides students with knowledge and skills to apply evidence-based practice to cancer survivorship care. Three postgraduate qualifications are available: a postgraduate certificate, a postgraduate diploma or a Masters in Cancer Survivorship.

The course content is underpinned by the integration of pioneering research in the field of cancer survivorship to ensure the focus of the material delivered is current evidenced based research, which will, in turn, inform evidenced based best practice in cancer survivorship care.

The course is delivered by a multidisciplinary academic team who are driving developments in survivorship care and research nationally and internationally. The teaching staff includes academics, clinicians, service providers and service users who are at the forefront of cancer care, research and policy in Ireland.

Is This Course For Me?
This postgraduate programme is aimed at healthcare professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, including medicine, nursing and allied healthcare disciplines, who are involved in the provision of care to cancer patients.

Course Structure
This course is taught full-time over one year or part-time over two years. The P.Grad.Cert. is worth 30 ECTS, the D.Grad.Dip. is worth 60 ECTS, and the M.Sc. is worth 90 ECTS.

Subjects taught

The course comprises ten taught modules: Physical Considerations in Cancer Survivorship; Psychosocial Considerations in Cancer Survivorship; Disease Specific Cancers: Scientific and Clinical Perspectives; Clinical Trials and Health Economics; Qualitative Research Methods in Cancer Survivorship; Statistics; Evidence Synthesis in Cancer Survivorship; Innovations in eHealth; Implementation Science: Foundations of Theory and Practice; and a Research Dissertation.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2024


1 Year Full Time/2 Years Part Time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2024

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
This course provides health and social care professionals evidence-based knowledge to design and deliver cutting edge cancer survivorship care. Graduates have also pursued further clinical and academic research.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Postgraduate Certificate

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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