Healthcare Ethics - Nursing Health Sciences & Disability Studies

ATU - Sligo St. Angela's

Healthcare Ethics - Nursing Health Sciences & Disability Studies

This module will enable students to develop an understanding and appreciation of ethical perspectives and issues in health care, to enhance their professional managerial practice.

Healthcare Ethics is a core module on the Postgraduate Diploma Health Sciences (Nursing/Professional Studies).

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Who's Suited to This Course
The School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies delivers a number of stand alone modules which address issues of interest to all health and social care professionals. Credits attained can be accumulated over a 2-3-year timeframe and put towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing/ Professional Studies). The modules are delivered in a flexible manner to accommodate the learning requirements of busy healthcare professionals. Alternatively, those who opt not to be assessed in the module receive a certificate of attendance.

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register
(for those required to register with a professional body)


Be currently employed in healthcare or social care either in: clinical or social care practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific discipline related area such as nursing. This is specified in modules descriptions.

Applicants will normally have gained a primary degree (health science/studies or social science/studies related) level 8 or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to compile a portfolio to provide evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Academic Test is required.

Application dates

Closing Date
5th December 2022
Late applicants may be considered.


One Semester (Jan-March)

Online Induction Dates: 11th-13th January 2023

Attendance Days:

26th January 2023
9th February 2023
2nd March 2023
23rd March 2023

More details
  • Qualifications

    Certificate of Attendance

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime

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