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Nursing - Gerontological

The aim of this course is to strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nurses caring for the older adult. The course provides an advanced grounding in methods of research, in addition to developing the theoretical and practical aspects of management, clinical practice and education in gerontological nursing. This is a taught Masters programme with a major dissertation. The programme commences with one full study week followed by one study day per week or the equivalent throughout the academic year. A combination of assessment strategies is used to evaluate the learning outcomes for the programme.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the course will be registered as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, or eligible for such registration, and will have a minimum of one year full-time or equivalent recent clinical nursing practice since first registration and hold an honours degree in Nursing Studies or equivalent or otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the entry requirements necessary to complete and benefit from the course.

Duration

2 years part-time.

The programme commences with one full study week followed by one study day per week or the equivalent throughout the academic year. Contact hours have been reduced by up to three days through the use of a blended-learning approach.

Further enquiries

Course Coordinator(s): Ms Anna Ayton
Course Email(s): anna.ayton@tcd.ie , PGT.Nursing.Midw@tcd.ie
Course Tel(s): +353-1-416 2266 , 896 3753

Subjects taught

Year One
NU7004 Advancing the Theoretical Foundations of Gerontological Nursing (10)
NU7013 Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare (10)
NU7306 Promoting Health and Wellbeing of the Older Person (10)
NU7307 Advancing Gerontological Nursing Practice (10)
NU7303 Clinical Practicum -Gerontological Nursing Practice (10)

and a choice between one of the two following modules:
NU7005 Ethics and Law in Health Care (10) or
NU7807 Fundamentals of Palliative and End of Life Care (10)

Year Two
NU8007 Dissertation (30)

Application date

Closing Date 31st March 201

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2016

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