Healthcare Practice - Advanced

This taught Masters programme is designed to extend and enhance allied health professionals clinical and academic capability by providing core and elective modules that are relevant to their practice. The programme can be taken part-time or full-time. The various modules are delivered using a mix of classroom based, distance learning supported by e-learning systems and individual tutorials and mentorship.

Entry requirements

Who can apply
Healthcare clinicians with a professionally and academically accredited BSc (Hons) (level 8 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland recognised ) or equivalent in a health profession* at a minimum award of 2.2 hons level or above.

*Health Profession: Doctors, Nurses, Health and Social Care Professionals. Health and Social Care Professionals encompasses the list of professions regulated under the Health and Social Care Professions Act (2005) Ireland. These are clinical biochemist; dietician; medical scientist; occupational therapist; orthoptist; physiotherapist; podiatrist; psychologist; radiographer; social care worker; social worker; speech and language therapist.


Minimum Language Requirements

Where an applicant's first language is neither English nor Irish, excellent use of one of these languages must be demonstrated (either by having completed a degree in an English or Irish speaking country or by passing the International English Language Testing System exam, Academic Format, with an overall grade level of at least 6.5 (IELTS) and no score below 6 in any individual part).

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Subjects taught

Semester 1:

Core Modules:
• OT5002 Research Methods for Clinical Therapists (12 ECTS)

Elective Modules:
• PY5022 Independent Learning Module (9 ECTS)
• OT5001 Independent Learning Module (9 ECTS)
• NS6034 Principles of Primary and Community Care (9 ECTS)
• NS6035 Leading and Managing Practice (9 ECTS)
• PS6071 Social Influence &Attitude Change (6 ECTS)

Semester 2:
Core Modules:
PY5021 Evidence Based Practice (core module, 12 ECTS)

Elective Modules:
• PY5022 Independent Learning Module (9 ECTS)
• OT5001 Independent Learning Module (9 ECTS)
• CT6052 Engaging through Complexity (6 ECTS)
• CT6042 Innovations in Management for Health and Social Care (6 ECTS)
• NS6040 Intercultural Care (9 ECTS)
• PS6042 Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology (6 ECTS)
• SS6113 Applied Positive Psychology (6 ECTS)
Open to Physiotherapists and Doctors only:

PY5032 Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy (peripheral) (9 ECTS)PY5042 Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy (spinal) (9 ECTS) -

Semester 3:
• Dissertation 1 (30 ECTS)
• Dissertation 2 (30 ECTS)


1 to 3 years full-time or part-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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