Taught course

Interprofessional Acute and Emergency Care

Institution
University of Limerick · Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  1. For nurse applicants; a registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. For pre-hospital care applicants; PHECC Registered Advanced Paramedic or Paramedic Studies B.Sc. Graduate.
  2. Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least two years in an acute and/or emergency care setting or be engaged in practice as a registered paramedic/advanced paramedic for at least two years.
  3. Students would normally possess a primary degree (Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of recognised prior learning (RPL) as outlined in the (RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery and GEMS Paramedic Studies.
  4. Students are required to be working in a practice setting where there are patients with acute and emergency care needs for the duration of the programme.
  5. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

The MSc in Interprofessional Acute and Emergency Care will be offered as a full time programme but taken on a part time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one.

Standard Degree Applicants include with your application:

  • Full degree transcript and certificates/awards (including English translation if applicable)
  • English language qualifications (Taken in the last 2 years,if English is not your first language)
  • Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration certificate
  • A copy of birth certificate (Long Document)
  • An application fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bankdraft/Cheque.

Recognised Prior Learning Applicants / who do not meet standard entry requirements / include with your application:

  • copy of birth certificate (Long Document)
  • Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration certificate. For pre-hospital care applicants copy of PHECC Registered Advanced Paramedic
  • 1000 word typed Recognized Prior Learning Statement
  • Copies of all certificates or diploma’s as part of prior learning to date
  • An application fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bankdraft/Cheque

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is an exciting and innovative, interprofessional programme bringing together acute and emergency care nurses and pre-hospital care practitioners.

Current national and international policy and practice development in this field highlights the need to develop and deliver integrated care based on interdisciplinary working.

The focus of the programme is on the potential for interprofessional working to improve acute and emergency care practice across pre-hospital and hospital settings. This is a collaboration between the Department of Nursing and Midwifery and the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick. Core to the programme will be two specialist interprofessional modules (Principles of Interprofessional Working in Acute and Emergency Care and Interprofessional Working in Acute and Emergency Care Practice). These may be taken as part of the programme or as stand alone modules.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Prof Fiona Murphy
Email
fiona.murphy@ul.ie
Phone
00 353 61 234224