Healthcare Practice

The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme will facilitate students to develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research and practice based inquiry relevant to their own area of practice. These skills are applicable to a variety of careers in healthcare, government and non-profit (voluntary) organisations. The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme will highlight specialist and transferable research skills within a programme consisting of taught modules and research thesis conducted over three years (full-time) or five years (part-time).The programme was developed and designed in conjunction with health service partners.

Entry requirements

Masters Level 9 (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Must also satisfy the English Language Requirements for the University. Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration with their relevant regulatory professional body. Indicate area of interest/area of research and area of practice.

Subjects taught

Year 1

Autumn Semester
• Introduction to e-learning
• Introduction to Doctoral Studies
• Theoretical Underpinning of Practice Enquiry
• Individual thesis supervision and peer support

Spring Semester
• Health Professional Leadership
• Translational Research
• Individual thesis supervision and peer support

Summer Semester
• Individual thesis supervision

Year 2

Autumn Semester
• Postgraduate Professional Portfolio
• Independent Enquiry
• Individual thesis supervision and peer support

Spring Semester
• Individual thesis supervision and peer support

Summer Semester
• Individual thesis supervision

Year 3

Autumn Semester
• Individual thesis supervision and peer support

Spring Semester
• Individual thesis supervision and peer support

Summer Semester
• Individual thesis supervision

Duration

3 years full-time

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PhD

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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