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Community Health

The course seeks is to enable students from across a broad spectrum of professional backgrounds to gain a grounded understanding of the core principles of public health and their application to the practice of community healthcare, and to increase graduates' employability in community health practice.

The course offers an M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. Students must undertake six modules for the award of P.Grad.Dip., and a seventh module, dissertation, for the award of M.Sc.

Entry requirements

• will be required to hold a minimum 2.1 grade (second class honours) in a relevant primary degree in the applicant's field of practice.

• where applicable, must hold current registration with the relevant professions' regulatory body.

• or otherwise satisfy the course committee they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.


The course takes place over two years on a part-time basis or one year on a full-time basis.

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, seminars, group discussions and self-directed learning. Assessments are written assignments, one written examination and presentations applied to students' area of community practice and discipline.

Further enquiries

Course Coordinator
Dr Catherine Tracey
Telephone Number: +353 1 896 2820
Course Email:

Subjects taught

Mandatory Modules:
- Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Health Care
- Epidemiology and Healthcare Statistics
- Determinants of Health
- Health Promotion and Management of Chronic Disease
- Principles and Practice of Community Health

Plus one elective module from the following options, (subject to sufficient student numbers):

- Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care
- Deconstructing mental health and distress
- Child Health Promotion in the Community


Dissertation (30)

Application date

Closing Date 30 June 2018

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2018

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