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Master in Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Health Sciences Education (CHSE) (an interdisciplinary course)


Key Facts

Course Code: DPTNM-CHSE-1P09

Duration: 2 years part-time

Next Intake: September annually

Closing date for applications: 30th June

Location: 24 D'Olier Street

Fees: Further information on course fees can be found at Academic Registry.

Tuition Fees per Annum: EU Non-EU
Year One Tuition Fees €6,100 €12,200
Year Two Tuition Fees €5,190 €10,380
Additional Fees per Annum €263 €263

Overview

This course offers suitably qualified health sciences practitioners with the opportunity to develop their skills in teaching, assessment, curriculum design and research. The student teacher will learn in both simulated and professional practice contexts, which are underpinned by the philosophy of interdisciplinary learning. This results in teachers who are thoughtful, self-critical and more importantly, prepared for the challenges of teaching within higher education. Nurses and midwives who successful complete the M.Sc. in Clinical Health Sciences Education will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse tutor (RNT) with The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Structure & Delivery

Year One

Commences with a full week in September and thereafter one day per week for the remainder of the academic year.

Year Two

Attendance at workshops throughout the academic year

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments. At the end of Year Two, M.Sc. students are required to submit a dissertation on a subject related to their field of study. It is the student’s responsibility to secure all their teaching hours prior to commencing the course: applicants are required to confirm their teaching arrangements in writing with their application.

Course Content

M.Sc. CHSE for interdisciplinary healthcare applicants other than Nurses and Midwives

Year One

Year Two

M.Sc. CHSE for nursing or midwifery applicants who do not hold a MSc in Nursing or a MSc in Midwifery

Year One (for the nursing and midwifery (RNT) strand)

Year Two (for the nursing and midwifery strand)

P.Grad. Dip. in CHSE

Entry Requirement

Nurses and midwives applying for admission to this course must meet all of the following criteria

  • currently registered on the appropriate division of the live register held by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland;
  • hold an honours degree in nursing or midwifery;
  • have a minimum of three years full-time recent clinical experience practice or equivalent since registration. This experience must be where student nurses or midwives are undertaking placements.

Applicants who hold an M.Sc. in Nursing or M.Sc. in Midwifery may apply to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Health Sciences Education. These applicants would be required to undertake the Year One modules only.

Health sciences professionals applying for admission to this course must meet all of the following criteria

  • currently registered with the appropriate professional body;
  • currently employed in an area relevant to their profession;
  • hold an honours degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent professional and academic qualifications;
  • have a minimum of three years’ full-time recent clinical experience practice or equivalent since registration.
  • This experience must be where learners are undertaking placements.

Applicants who hold an M.Sc. in a health sciences subject may apply to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Health Sciences Education. These applicants would be required to undertake the Year One modules only.

Documentation required to complete application

  • 2 Academic references
  • Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses
  • Copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses
  • A letter of support from your Director of Nursing

Language

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:

Examination

Minimum Level Required

IELTS Grade 6.5
TOEFL 230 computer-based 570 paper-based 88 internet-based
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C
Pearson Test of English PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

Please note that test scores are only valid for two years.

For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.