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Nursing - Perinatal Mental Health

The overall aim of the Master of Perinatal Mental Health programme is to support midwives and other health care professionals to work more effectively with bereaved parents and their families experiencing perinatal loss. A key goal of this programme is to prepare practitioners for the challenges of leading and delivering quality of perinatal bereavement care. To achieve this goal the programme content focusses on providing practitioners with the theoretical underpinnings for the development of knowledge and skills in areas of assessment, screening and therapeutic interventions for persons with perinatal mental health issues.

Entry requirements

Students would normally possess a primary degree (Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of recognized prior learning (RPL) as outlined in the (RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery. Students must hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration with relevant regulatory professional body. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

2 Years Full Time

The MSc in Perinatal Mental Health will be offered as a full time programme but taken on a part time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Owen Doody
Tel: +353 (0) 61 213367
Email: owen.doody@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Year 1

Autumn
• Health Research Methods - Methodology
• Supporting Perinatal Mental Health
• Leading and Managing Practice

Spring
• Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare
• Therapeutic Engagement
• Perinatal Bereavement and Loss

Year 2
Autumn
• Dissertation 1

Spring
• Dissertation 2

Application date

What to Upload with your Application:

Standard Degree Applicants / Include with your application

•Full degree transcript and certificates/awards (including English translation if applicable)

•English language qualifications where English is not your first language (taken in the last 2 years)

•Copy of current professional registration with relevant regulatory professional body

•A copy of birth certificate/passport

Recognized Prior Learning Applicants / who do not meet standard entry requirements / Include with your application

•A copy of birth certificate/passport

•A copy of current professional registration with relevant regulatory professional body

•1000 word typed Recognized Prior Learning Statement

•Copies of all certificates or diploma's as part of prior learning to date

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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