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Healthcare Simulation & Patient Safety

Your Course
Healthcare simulation education and patient safety is a bridge between classroom learning and real-life experience. There has been a lack of education and training in how simulation can be used to educate healthcare practitioners or incorporated into existing educational programmes. The main goal of these postgraduate science qualifications is to prepare the student to design and deliver effective healthcare simulation education and patient safety. In the last decade, there have been large changes in: undergraduate healthcare education, postgraduate healthcare education, delivery of healthcare, and the working environment. These changes have led to a large investment in simulation centres nationally and internationally. A postgraduate science qualification in Healthcare Simulation and Patient Safety will provide the student with the expertise required to deliver simulation-based education in undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare teaching environments. If you are a doctor, nurse, allied health professional (e.g. speech and language, pharmacy, physiotherapy), paramedic or dentist and have an interest in simulation technology, you should consider applying for one of our simulation programmes.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
An honours Bachelor degree at NFQ Level 8 in a relevant healthcare discipline (e.g. medicine, nursing, speech and language therapy, pharmacy), although applicants with evidence of at least three years' equivalent professional/academic experience will be considered (e.g. emergency medicine technicians, simulation technicians). Demonstrated proficiency in English. Previous experience, or an academic qualification, in the education and teaching of healthcare professionals. Demonstrated interest in simulation.

Duration

PGDipSc (12 months); MSc (24 months)

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
The main goal of the PG Dip Sc. Healthcare Simulation and Patient Safety is to prepare the student to run a simulation centre and use simulation for research, improving patient safety, testing equipment and processes, and integrating simulation into institutional healthcare training, education and delivery systems. Completing an MSc Healthcare Simulation and Patient Safety will prepare the student to deliver healthcare simulation, run a healthcare simulation centre, and carry out research on or using healthcare simulation.

Further enquiries

Dr Paul O'Connor
T: +353 91 492 897
E: paul.connor@nuigalway.ie

Dr Dara Byrne
E: dara.byrne@nuigalway.ie;

Ms Mari Vahey, Administrator.
T: +353 91 493 251
E: mari.vahey@nuigalway.ie

Comment

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. Recently, there have been large changes in: under-graduate healthcare education, postgraduate healthcare education, delivery of healthcare, and the working environment. The changes have led to a large investment in simulation centres worldwide.

2. A postgraduate science qualification in Healthcare Simulation and Patient Safety will provide the student with the expertise required to deliver simulation-based education in undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare teaching environments.

3. If you are a doctor, nurse, allied health professional (e.g. speech and language, pharmacy, physiotherapy), paramedic or dentist and have an interest in simulation technology, you should consider applying for one of our simulation programmes.

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