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Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a two-year part-time course that will give you a postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynaecology. The course will enhance your academic understanding of the specialty, provided thorough clinical training. The master’s course will also provide structured research opportunities. The course incorporates taught modules, clinical attachments and a minor thesis. The taught modules consist of formal teaching material and course work, individual assignments including case studies and journal reviews, clinical skills teaching and practical exercises, as well as assessment of clinical skills and expected attendance at academic meetings.

Lectures, directed study, workshops, courses, research project, assessments, developing clinical skills.

Entry requirements

Prospective students should:

have a primary Medical degree approved by the Programme Committee

hold full professional registration with the Medical Council of Ireland

be employed by an approved hospital and must have a letter of consent from the hospital of employment before registration

provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language. Students whose primary language is not English must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with no individual section less than 5.5. Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/how/

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .

Duration

2 years part-time.

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information

Having completed all modules of the MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, you will have a sound knowledge and comprehension of obstetrics and gynaecology, including the scientific foundation of the specialty, management of clinical problems and practical procedures. In addition, the course will develop your evaluative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, allowing you to apply this knowledge and deliver a high quality service to your patients. The course also aims to enable you to undertake research and evidence-based practice.

Further enquiries

Contact details for this course
Dr Keelin O’Donoghue
k.odonoghue@ucc.ie
+ 353 21 490 5019

Catherine Murphy
ObsGynPGTraining@ucc.ie
+353 21 420 5020

Subjects taught

You will take 90 credits as follows: three 10-credit modules in year 1 and three 10-credit modules in year 2, with a research dissertation of 30 credits.

Year 1

(Year 1 may be Obstetrics or Gynaecology, depending on the year of intake)

Modules (30 credits):

OG6001 Basic Obstetrics (10 credits)
OG6002 Maternal Medicine (10 credits)
OG6003 Fetal Medicine (10 credits)

On completion of the above 30 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Obstetrics.

Year 2

Modules (30 credits):
OG6005 Basic Gynaecology (10 credits)
OG6006 General Gynaecology (10 credits)
OG6007 Specialty Gynaecology (10 credits)

On completion of the above 30 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Gynaecology.

OG004 Research (30 credits)

On completion of the total 60 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or you can complete a research project and submit a minor thesis to be conferred with the MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Fitness to Practise

Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy

Assessment method

The course is marked by continuous assessment of attendance, clinical logbook tasks, assignments and end-of-module assessments. In addition, there is an end-of-year, three-hour Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) of each module from the year.

Application date

Closing dates

Closing Dates for Application

Applications for 2018 start dates will open on November 1st 2017.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught programmes (detailed below).

Some programmes have a specific closing date. Applicants are advised to consult with the postgraduate prospectus for programmes with a specific closing date.

The UCC rounds EU application system closing dates for Postgraduate Taught courses are detailed below. However, we would advise applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:
For all completed applications received by January 15th 2018 Offers will be made by January 29th 2018

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2018 Offers will be made by March 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2018
Offers will be made by May 15th 2018

For all completed applications received by July 2nd 2018
Offers will be made by July 16th 2018

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity for places.

While there is no official closing date for Research courses applicants are advised to submit their application at least two months ahead of their proposed start date. There are four official Research start dates – September/October, January, April and July.

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date September 2018

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