Taught course

Nursing (Peri-Operative Care)

University of Limerick · Faculty of Education and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year Students would normally possess a primary degree (Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of recognized prior learning (RPL) as outlined in the (RPL) policy of the University.

Months of entry


Course content

In year one students undertake a total of 8 modules described below. In year two all students will complete one additional research module and a dissertation.

(Year 1) (Year 2) Semester 1
Health Research - Methodology, Concepts of Specialist and Advanced Practice, Theoretical Principles of Peri-operative Nursing, Practice Placement 1 Semesters 3 and 4
Health Research - Methods, Dissertation 1, Dissertation 2
The dissertation will comprise a substantial project of 20,000 words (+/-10%). Students must obtain a minimum Grade of C3 in their dissertation. The work must meet the conditions of ethical research requirements. Semester 2
Healthcare Policy and Reform, Managing and Co-ordinating Peri-operative Nursing, Practice Placement 2 Elective Modules - Students will select one Module from a range of the following Elective Modules. Not all Modules may be offered in any year.
Health Promotion in Nursing/Midwifery Practice, Consultancy in Nursing / Midwifery, Trans-cultural Care, Therapeutic Engagement, Complementary Therapies in Healthcare Practice.

Information for international students

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 one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Maureen O'Connor