Healthcare Practice - Advanced

Students select from a wide range of elective modules (from project management to intercultural care) to fit their specific practice needs. Graduates will obtain in-depth knowledge of an area of Health Sciences to apply to their professional practice.

Key Fact:
Graduates will obtain in-depth knowledge of an area of Health Sciences to apply to their professional practice.

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Autumn Semester
Core Modules:
• Evidence Based Practice

Elective Modules:
• Independent Learning Module
• Independent Learning Module
• Principles of Primary and Community Care
• Leading and Managing Practice
• Social Influence & Attitude Change
• Project Management in Practice
• Leadership, Change and Innovation Management
• Lean Thinking/Lean Tools 1

Spring Semester
Core Modules:
• Research Methods for Health

Elective Modules:
• Project Management in Practice
• Diabetes in Primary Care
• Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare
• Lean Thinking/Lean Tools 2
• Sustainable Posture, Seating and Wheelchair Mobility Provision
• Independent Learning Module
• Independent Learning Module
• Engaging through Complexity
• Innovations in Management for Health and Social Care
• Intercultural Care
• Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology

Summer Semester
Optional Module:
• Applied Positive Psychology

Dissertation (Occurs semesters 1,2 and 3) CT6001 and CT6002
(timing varies for full- and part-time students to fit).

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).

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

What to Include with your Application:
Qualification transcripts and certificates

A copy of your birth certificate/passport (showing your legal name)

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 Year Full-Time or up to 3 Years Part-Time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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