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Taught Masters Courses (M.Sc./P.Grad. Dip.)

The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers a comprehensive suite of nursing and midwifery courses in addition to a number of interdisciplinary courses suited to a range of health care professionals.

We recognise the demands placed on healthcare professionals balancing work and education commitments and so our taught master courses are structured for minimum day release from practice.

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content, including lectures, group discussion, Blackboard and self directed learning. The assessment process used is a combination of written and practical assignments.

Although not yet confirmed, it is expected that Year 1 of the part-time taught masters course will start with a full week on Monday 15th September 2014 and will continue with classes on the following Thursdays until 11 December 2014. It is expected that there will be a break then before it recommences on 15 January 2014 and continues on Thursdays until the end of March or early April. There is some web-based learning involved.

Although not yet confirmed, attendance in Year 2 of M.Sc. courses involves attending a selection of workshops run from September to March. (The last workshop is likely to be at the end of February 2015.)  These workshops are designed to support students as they progress through the various stages of their final year dissertation. Students will be free to attend any of the workshops on offer. At the end of Year 2, M.Sc. students will produce a dissertation on a chosen subject related to their field of study.

Teaching of the clinical specialist modules takes places on clinical sites for the most part.

Some of our M.Sc. courses offer students the option to exit courses after successful completion of modules in year one with a Postgraduate Diploma award* or a Postgraduate Certificate *. For those who choose to progress to a M.Sc. award the School of Nursing and Midwifery are pleased to offer flexibility in pathways for progression from P.Grad.Cert. or P.Grad. Dip. level to M.Sc. level within its M.Sc. courses. See individual course pages for further details on pathways to direct entry to Year 2 of M.Sc. courses.

*The M.Sc./P.Grad. Dip. in Clinical Health Sciences Education differs from our other M.Sc./P.Grad Dip. programmes in that a P.Grad. Dip. in Clinical Health Sciences Education exit pathway is available only to those who already hold a masters degree and who successfully complete the required modules (totalling 60 ECTS).

*The P.Grad.Cert. is subject to approval to the approval of the University Council.


Interdisciplinary Courses - these courses are open to a wide range of professionals

M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Clinical Health Sciences Education (Interdisciplinary)

(This course is open to a wide range of professionals who hold suitable academic qualification who wished to also gain the requisite skills and education to teach.)

This MSc was developed in response to health care professionals who hold suitable academic qualification who wished to also gain the requisite skills and education to teach. The programme consists so three strands: a MSc CHSE for a wide range of health professionals who wish to obtain a teaching qualification, and a dual MSc CHSE Nursing or Midwifery strand which is aimed at nurses or midwives who wish to register as nurse tutors (RNT) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. /P.Grad.Cert.* in Dementia (Interdisciplinary)

(This course is open to a wide range of professionals who have experience in delivering a dementia care approach within practice in the last two years)

The M. Sc./ P.Grad. Dip. in Dementia is open to a wide range of professionals who have experience in delivering a dementia care approach within practice in the last two years. Interdisciplinary input to the design, development and delivery of this programme stems from a variety of dementia experts.
Students on this programme will come from a variety of backgrounds including for example: nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work, physiotherapy, chaplaincy and other disciplines.
For the duration of the programme, students will be employed in an area where the principles of dementia care are applied in caring for individuals with dementia and their families / significant others. Upon successful completion of this programme, students will obtain an M. Sc. (Dementia) from the University of Dublin. The learning outcomes have been developed in accordance with the NQAI and IUQB frameworks at level 9. These also satisfy some of the educational requirements of the CNS framework and the programme also has Category 2 approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

The overall aim of the programme is to strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes of the students, thus enabling them to fulfil their highest potential in the personal, professional and practice arena of dementia care. This programme also aims to make a valuable contribution to the development of dementia care knowledge, research and practice. The design is such that it will promote collaboration between disciplines of nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work and other professionals working with persons living with dementia and their families/significant others. It is anticipated that graduates of this programme, in applying their learning, will be enabled to promote and develop excellence in dementia care in their practice setting thus ensuring that people with dementia live a dignified and meaningful life.


M.Sc. / P.Grad. Dip./ P.Grad.Cert.* in Palliative Care (Interdisciplinary)

(This course is open to a wide range of professionals who have experience in delivering a palliative care approach)

The M.Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. programme in Palliative Care is open to a wide range of professionals who have experience in delivering a palliative care approach within practice in the last two years. Interdisciplinary input to the design, development and delivery of this course stems from a variety of Schools within Trinity College, Dublin including the School of Nursing and Midwifery, The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Occupational Therapy. This interdisciplinary programme enables students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence-based approach to their practice and to critically explore and critique palliative care service provision. For the duration of the programme, students will be employed in an area where the principles of palliative care are applied in caring for individuals with life-threatening illness and their families. Upon successful completion of this programme, students will obtain an MSc (Palliative Care) from the University of Dublin. The learning outcomes meet the educational requirements of the CNS framework and have been developed in accordance with the NQAI / IUQB frameworks at level 9. The programme also has Category 2 approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Mental Health (Interdisciplinary)

M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip. /P.Grad.Cert.* in Mental Health - Psychosocial Interventions (Interdisciplinary)

M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip./P.Grad. Cert.* in Mental Health - Child, Adolescent and Family Strand (Interdisciplinary)

(These courses are open to a wide range of professionals working in Mental Health Services)

The Faculty of Health Sciences in partnership with the National Forensic service offers this taught M. Sc. in Mental Health programme. Students on this programme will come from a variety of backgrounds including nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work, Garda Siochana, legal, psychology, probation and prison services. The aim of this programme is to strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the participants, thus enabling them to fulfil their highest potential in both their personal and professional lives. The design of the course is such that it enhances the collaboration between disciplines working with individuals with mental health problems. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge that aims to promote excellence in the participant's area of practice. It is designed to provide an academically robust education for the participants and the various modules offered develop and complement subjects undertaken at degree or quivalent level.


M.Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. courses for Nurse applicants

The following programmes are avaialble to suitably qualified registered nurses:


M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Gerontological Nursing

Holding hands.

The M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Gerontological Nursing is available for registered nurses who are educated to degree level, or equivalent, and have clinical experience. The programme engages fresh and relevant content covering contemporary issues, research for evidence-based practice, advancing the theoretical foundations, ethical and legislative issues. Students will be provided with an advanced grounding in methods of research, in addition to developing the theoretical and practical aspects of management, clinical practice and education in gerontological nursing. The learning outcomes meet the educational requirements of the CNS framework and have been developed in accordance with the NQAI / IUQB frameworks at level 9 and also have Category 2 approval from Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip in Nursing - optional strands:

The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers the M.Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Nursing.  The purpose of the programme is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to care for patients to the highest professional standards across the health care continuum.  The modules offered are grounded in a body of evidence-based knowledge that promotes excellence in nursing practice. Applicants may choose one of the following study pathways:

Nursing

 

Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Emergency Nursing including Nurse Prescribing Certificate

see also

Professional Certificate in Nurse/Midwife Prescribing of Medicinal Products (NFQ level 8)

 

Child Health and Well-being

 

Nurse Education - RNT

Applicants who wish to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland in the Nurse Tutor Division of the Register of Nurses may undertake the M.Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Clinical Health Sciences Education.


M.Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Specialist Nursing

Applications may now being accepted online at www.pac.ie for the M.Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Specialist Nursing. On successful completion of year one the student may opt for a Postgraduate Diploma award or continue into second year and complete a research dissertation. Upon successful completion of year two the student will be conferred with a M. Sc. in Specialist Nursing. The following seven specialist strands are available:


M.Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. courses for Midwife applicants

M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Midwifery

The M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Midwifery equips midwives with a thorough understanding in a number of subject areas that inform midwifery theory, practice, education, management and research. Graduates of this MSc programme will be well placed to apply for senior positions and will possess the skills necessary for advancing knowledge, initiating and encouraging innovation, and leading and developing midwifery practice. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge that will promote excellence in midwifery practice. Students participate as active learners in a dynamic environment and enjoy an academically robust education. The modules offered develop and complement subjects undertaken at degree level. The learning outcomes have been developed in accordance with the NQAI / IUQB frameworks at level 9 and the programme has Category 2 approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Midwife Education - RNT

Applicants who wish to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland in the Nurse Tutor Division of the Register of Nurses may undertake the M.Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Clinical Health Sciences Education.


How to apply for any postgraduate course

There is a link to the online application system from each of the individual course pages above. Note, all applications for postgraduate courses are made online.


Note: The details outlined in this page are subject to change. The P.Grad.Cert.* is subject to University Council approval.The School of Nursing and Midwifery reserve the right to amend the contents of pages to reflect any curriculum and course management changes. The University of Dublin, Trinity College is not bound by errors in or omissions from this course information document.

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Last updated 13 April 2014 by nursing.midwifery@tcd.ie (Email).