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

Key Facts

An
Interdisciplinary
course

The Faculty of Health Sciences is now offering an interdisciplinary strand in Child, Adolescent and Family as part of its taught Masters in Science in Mental Health programme. Students will come from a variety of backgrounds including nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, social work, psychology, psychotherapy, teaching and education 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 children, adolescents and families with mental health problems. The programme is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge that aims to promote excellence in the participants area of practice.

Duration and course structure

The programme takes place over two years on a part-time basis.

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

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.

Students undertaking the MSc in Child, Adolescent and Family strand are required to attend clinical practice placements, undertake clinical competency assessments and complete a clinical portfolio.

Quota

The quota for the programme in 2013/14 is expected to be a maximum of 15 students.

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

Start date

September 2014.

Entry Requirement

  • 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

How to apply

The Child, Adolescent and Family strand is not being offered for 2014-15.

Closing date and late applications

The Child, Adolescent and Family strand is not being offerd for 2014-15.

Entry Requirement

  • 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.

Note, this course is open to a wide range of professionals. Nurses undertaking this course must have current registration on the appropriate division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland live register.

Flexibility in Progression in M.Sc. /P.Grad.Dip. /P.Grad.Cert.* programmes

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:
IELTS: Grade 6.5
TOEFL: 230-computer based, 570 paper based
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C
Further information is available from Graduate Studies Office TCD

Course Content

See modular course structure for a description of each module of this course.

Annual Tuition Fees

P.Grad. Cert.: EU: €3,300, non EU€6,600.

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

M. Sc. in Mental Health 2014 Year One annual tuition fees for New Entrants: EU: €4,750, non-EU: €9,500
M. Sc. in Mental Health 2014 Year Two annual tuition fees for New Entrants: EU: €4,750, non-EU €9,500

International students should refer to the M.Sc.in Mental Health (International) information.

Course Contacts

Michael Brennan, Programme Co-ordinator, tel 01 896 3950

Ms Ciara Flynn, Executive Officer,tel +353 1 896 3005

Ms. Anita Malzone, Executive Officer, tel +353 1 8963892

 

 


Note: The details outlined in this page are subject to change. The P.Grad.Cert.* is subject to the approval of University Council. 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).