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.

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.

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).

Subjects taught

Semester 1:

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)

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

Duration

1 Year Full Time to 3 Years, Part Time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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