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Health & Social Care - Advancing Health & Social Care

Is this course for me?

Our Master of Science in Advancing Health & Social Care is suitable for progression for professionals working in the provision and delivery of ever-changing health and social care agenda. It is a one year, full-time or two year, part-time course.

The Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Advancing Health & Social Care aims to provide you with concepts, theories and academic skills to contribute to an agenda of change in your organisation.

The modules will allow you to critically explore, assess, evaluate and enhance your area of professional expertise and interest, with a final module - Research Dissertation - enabling you to complete research in a topic of relevance to your area of expertise.

Topics covered include: Advanced Research Methods, Behaviours of Concern, Contemporary Legal & Professional Issues and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Mindfulness.

Typical careers include Senior Nursing, Social Work and Childcare Education.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
The minimum entry requirements are a Level 8 Honours Degree in a relevant discipline such as Health & Social Care, Nursing, Early Childhood Care, Social Work, Youth Work etc. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview. RPL will be considered in accordance with the Quality Assurance of LYIT.

Careers or further progression

Career Pathways

The main employers are:
Adult Services
Health Awareness Bodies
Care of the Elderly

Graduate Careers

Former graduates are employed in the following capacities:
Senior Nurse Manager
Social Worker
Senior Health & Social Manager
Early Childcare Education Manager

Further enquiries

Further Information
Dr Louise McBride
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6303

Subjects taught

Semester Proposed Modules Mandatory/elective Credits Hours Per Week

Advanced Research Methods Mandatory 10 21
Advanced Professional Leadership & Management Mandatory 10 21
Behaviours of Concern Mandatory 10 21

Contemporary Legal & Professional Issues Mandatory 10 21
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & Mindfulness Mandatory 10 21
Teaching & Learning Elective 10 21
eHealth Elective 10 21
Sustainability in Healthcare Elective 10 21
Creativity in Relation to Therapeutic Settings Elective 10 21

11 Research Dissertation Mandatory 30 0

Application date

Application Deadline - 24 August

Course fee

EU Fees: €5,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €9,000.00

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