Healthcare Simulation & Patient Safety

By completing the diploma, you will learn how to use simulation in your own organisation. You will also learn how to use healthcare simulation for healthcare quality improvement. By completing the master's programme you will go on to learn how to use simulation for research.

1. The courses are delivered online allowing you to study at a time that is convenient and from any part of the world.

2. You will be provided with the skills required to develop a strategic plan for simulation in a simulation facility or centre so that you can progress your career goals.

3. The course is a unique combination of healthcare simulation and patient safety that includes research using healthcare simulation.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
An honours bachelor's degree at NFQ Level 8 in a relevant healthcare discipline. Evidence of at least three years' equivalent academic/professional experience will be considered. Demonstrated interest in simulation important.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


1HSP1, 1HSP3: 24 months, (MSc); 1HSP9: 12 months, (PDip).

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Career Opportunities
The main goal of the course is to develop expertise in design and implementation of healthcare simulation. This will allow you to become a leader in education and open up opportunities in senior academic posts within healthcare. For those with an interest in patient safety, you will gain expertise in human factors and how healthcare processes can be improved. If running a simulation centre, you will develop skills in stakeholder engagement and demonstrate a return on investment allowing you to progress to senior management positions within organisations.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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