Nursing - Child Health & Wellbeing

Course Description
The aim of the MSc in Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing is to provide a solid academic base to the understanding and development of nursing practice in the area of child health and illness. The strand will strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes of the participants, thus enabling them to fulfill their highest potential in the personal, professional and practice arena of children's health. The strand will provide advanced study in research methods, the theoretical and practical aspects of management, clinical practice and leadership and child health perspectives as well as contemporary issues in child health and wellbeing. It is anticipated that graduates of this strand, in applying their learning, will be enabled to promote and develop excellence in children's illness, child health and wellbeing in primary, secondary and tertiary health care services.

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Identify and critically analyse alternative philosophies, perspectives and approaches that inform best practice in children's health and wellbeing
• Discuss the national and international context of child health and wellbeing
• Identify and discuss the contemporary challenges in health and wellbeing for children within an Irish context
• Critically discuss the development and delivery of high quality effective services to promote the physical, social, financial and emotional needs of children and their families
• Utilise their professional expertise care provision for children and their families through the application of enhanced knowledge, reflective skills and research-based evidence
• Differentiate the distinct contribution of team members in an interprofessional models of care including ambulatory and community care delivery to children and their families
• Critically appraise research evidence underpinning child health and wellbeing practices and theoretical frameworks
• Identify, plan, design and undertake a research study relevant to your area of practice
• Identify, lead, conduct, disseminate and evaluate research which advances excellence in children's health care practice in local, national/international contexts
• Contribute to local, national and international policy development and its translation into practice.

Entry requirements

1. Registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, or in the case of international applicants for theory only strands, be registered as a professional nurse who is entitled to practice as a qualified or registered nurse in their own country.
2. To hold at least an honours degree in nursing.
3. Or otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course, subject to the discretion/permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Documentation required to complete application
Contact details of 2 academic referees or 1 academic reference and 1 clinical reference

Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses

Copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOR NON-EU STUDENTS ONLY. When asked to submit ABA PIN please insert '0000' to bypass this question. For all other applicants you must enter your current NMBI PIN number.

To hold at least an honours degree in nursing.

Or otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.

Documentation required to complete application
•Contact details of 2 academic referees
•Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses
•Copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses

All applicants to the School of Nursing and Midwifery whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
• IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6.5 in each category
• TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
• University of Cambridge:
Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
• An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-sessional Pathway Programme

Please note that test scores are only valid for two years.

Subjects taught

This course is composed of the following modules:
Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing
1. Contemporary Issues in Child Health and Wellbeing (10 credits)
2. Child Health Provision in the Community (10 credits)
3. Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance (10)

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing
1. Contemporary Issues in Child Health and Wellbeing (10 credits)
2. Child Health Provision in the Community (10 credits)
3. Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance (10)
4. Advancing the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (10 credits)
5. Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Health Care (10 credits)
6. Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care (10 credits)

Masters in Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing
Year One (part-time)
1. Contemporary Issues in Child Health and Wellbeing (10 credits)
2. Child Health Provision in the Community (10 credits)
3. Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance (10)
4. Advancing the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (10 credits)
5. Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Health Care (10 credits)
6. Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care (10 credits)

Year Two (part-time)
7. Dissertation (30 credits)

Students registered on the full-time Masters in Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing take all of the above modules in one academic year.
The M.Sc. carries 90 ECTS credits, the P.Grad.Dip. carries 60 ECTS credits

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2020

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc/PGDip/PGCert

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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