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Master in Science in Mental Health - Child, Adoloscent and Family Mental Health strand - An Interdisciplinary Course

This course is designed to enhance the collaboration between disciplines working with children, adolescents and families with mental health problems. Participants on this course will come from a variety of professions: nursing; medicine; occupational therapy; speech and language therapy; social work; psychology; psychotherapy; teaching and education services. Students are required to attend clinical practice placements, undertake clinical competency assessments and complete a clinical portfolio.

Key Facts

Award:M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip/P.Grad.Cert

Course Code: DPTNM-MHEA-1F09

Duration: 2 years part-time

Next Intake: September annually

Closing date for applications: 31 July

Location: Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street and practice sites

Course Fees

Annual tuition fees are as follows:

P.Grad. Dip: EU: €6,500, non EU €13,000

Year One annual tuition fees for New Entrants: EU: €6,500, non-EU: €13,000
Year Two annual tuition fees for New Entrants: EU: €6,500, non-EU €13,000

There are mandatory charges payable in addition to the tution fee.

How to apply

Apply online now

International Students International students should refer to the M.Sc.in Mental Health (International)
Course Contacts

Michael Brennan, Programme Co-ordinator, T: +353 1 896 3950

Ms Ciara Flynn, Executive Officer, T: +353 1 896 3005

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. This course includes clinical and practice based learning and assessment and students may be required to attend additional sessions at associated service provider sites as well as at the student’s practice base during Year One of the course.

Course Content

(The number of ECTS credits are in brackets)

Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health – Child, Adolescent and Family
Year One

  • NU7412 Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress (10)
  • NU7013 Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Health Care (10)
  • NU7420 Theoretical Perspectives in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Practice (10)
  • NU7421 Enhancing Practice in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Services (10)
  • NU7414 Working with people affected by eating disorders (10)
  • NU7405 Clinical Practicum (10)

Master in Science in Mental Health in Mental Health – Child, Adolescent and Family
Year One

  • NU7412 Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress (10)
  • NU7013 Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Health Care (10)
  • NU77420 Theoretical Perspectives in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Practice (10)
  • NU7421 Enhancing Practice in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Services (10)
  • NU7414 Working with people affected by eating disorders (10
  • NU7405 Clinical Practicum (10)

Year Two

  • NU8007 Dissertation (30)

Entry Requirement

The criteria for admission are that the candidate must:

  • be currently working in child, adolescent and family mental health services; and
  • be currently employed in the area of mental health/mental illness/child, adolescent and family services and have Garda clearance for working with children and adolescents and
  • normally hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline; or
  • otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the programme.

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 employer

Flexibility in Progression from P.Grad.Cert. and P.Grad.Dip. to M.Sc.

All students register on the M. Sc. programme in the first instance.

Upon successful completion of three specialist modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 30 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (P.Grad.Cert.*) or may progress further on the Master (M.Sc.) programme.

Upon successful completion of six modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 60 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) or may progress further on the Master (M.Sc.) programme.

Students who are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diplpoma may progress to undertake a M.Sc. within four years of first entering the programme.

Further pathways options available for alumni who already hold a PGrad Dip, in respect of a programme which they successfully completed in the School of Nursing and Midwifery TCD within the past four years

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)

 

Note: The details outlined in this page are subject to change. 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 29 June 2015 nursing.midwifery@tcd.ie (Email).