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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.

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

Entry requirements

Primary medical degree approved by the course committee, hold full professional registration with the Medical Council of Ireland, be employed by an approved hospital and have a letter of consent from your place of employment before registration.

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 see course webpage (link below) to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Duration

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

Careers or further progression

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

Catherine Murphy
Postgraduate Education Coordinator
E: ObsGynPGTraining@ucc.ie
T: +353 (0)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
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

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:

For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

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

Non-EU Applicants:

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

Course fee

2017/2018 Irish/EU €4,105 per academic year.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2017

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