Taught course

Nursing/Midwifery

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

Entry requirements

A registered nurse/ midwife on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 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 The MSc Nursing/Midwifery 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

Months of entry

September

Course content

In year one students undertake a total of 8 modules listed below. There are 6 core modules and students are required to choose one elective from semesters 1 and one elective from Semester 2.


In year two all students will complete one additional research module and a dissertation.

Semester 1 - Health Research - Methodology, Principles of Primary and Community Care, Leading and Managing Caring Practice.

Elective Modules: Students will select one Module from the following in Semester 1:

  • Healthcare Informatics: Concepts and Developments, Advanced Assessment in Nursing,Contemporary Issues in Midwifery Practice. All Elective Modules may not be offered in any year.

Semester 2 - Healthcare Policy and Reform, Transcultural Care, Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare.

Elective Modules: Students will select one Module from the following in Semester 2:

  • Consultancy in Nursing/Midwifery, Complementary Therapies in Healthcare Practice, Therapeutic Interventions and Support in Nursing, Advancing Midwifery Practice. All Elective Modules may not be offered in any year.

Semester 3 - Health Research - Methods, Dissertation 1. Semester 4 - Dissertation 2.

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 criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick

Qualification and course duration

GradDip

full time
12 months

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Maureen O'Connor
Email
maureen.oconnor@ul.ie