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Chronic Illness Management

Your course
This Master of Health Sciences programme is aimed at preparing you to engage in chronic illness prevention and management. It will prepare you as a health professional to work collaboratively with clients and each other to deliver the HSE's Transformation Programme, deliver care in line with the "share care model" for chronic illness, and effectively contribute to the delivery of self management enhancing programmes. The programme is multidisciplinary and welcomes applications from healthcare professionals from the wider multidisciplinary team (including medical doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational and speech and language therapists).

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
This course is open to qualified health professionals (doctor, midwife, nurse, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, podiatrist, speech & language therapist, other) currently registered with their relevant professional body and actively involved in clinical practice. Candidates must have secured a final grade of at least Second Class Honours in their primary degree, or hold a relevant Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9).


1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Graduates will have an opportunity to lead and contribute to chronic illness prevention and management services in community and hospital settings. Graduates may also opt to progress to PhD programmes in Ireland and abroad.

Further enquiries

Dr Mary O'Hara
T: +353 91 493 684

Subjects taught

Modules, Semester 1:
Critical Issues in Chronic Illness, Literature-based Research Skills, Option.

Modules, Semester 2:
Effective Chronic Illness Management Strategies for Healthcare Professionals, Health Research Methods, Option.

Module, Semester 3:
Research Dissertation (original research on a relevant topic).


1. The programme is offered through blended learning, a combination of online and face-to-face learning and teaching.

2. This innovative and flexible approach makes it possible for students to combine working fulltime with studying.

3. The course is recognised for external CPD by the Irish College of General Practitioners, and has received Category 2 approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

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