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Healthcare

The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme will facilitate students to develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research and practice based inquiry relevant to their own area of practice. These skills are applicable to a variety of careers in healthcare, government and non-profit (voluntary) organisations. The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme will highlight specialist and transferable research skills within a programme consisting of taught modules and research thesis conducted over three years (full-time) or five years (part-time).The programme was developed and designed in conjunction with health service partners.

Entry requirements

Masters Level 9 (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Must also satisfy the English Language Requirements for the University. Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration with their relevant regulatory professional body. Indicate area of interest/area of research and area of practice.

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

3 years full-time

Further enquiries

Course Director
Prof Alice Coffey
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202271
Email: nm@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Year 1

Autumn Semester
• Introduction to e-learning
• ES8021 Introduction tonDoctoral Studies
• NM3026 Theoretical Underpinning of Practice Enquiry
• Individual thesis supervision and peer support

Spring Semester
• NM3025 Health Professional Leadership
• NM3024 Translational Research
• Individual thesis supervision and peer support

Summer Semester
• Individual thesis supervision

Year 2

Autumn Semester
• ES8004 Postgraduate Professional Portfolio
• NM3047 Independent Enquiry
• Individual thesis supervision and peer support

Spring Semester
• Individual thesis supervision and peer support

Summer Semester
• Individual thesis supervision

Year 3

Autumn Semester
• Individual thesis supervision and peer support

Spring Semester
• Individual thesis supervision and peer support

Summer Semester
• Individual thesis supervision

Application date

What to include with your Application

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•A research proposal: This proposal should include (1) a short background description of the topic area (2) the research aims and objectives (3) research methodology, including how the data will be collected (4) Bibliography / list of references as appropriate.

•English language qualification if English is not your first language

•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

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