Postgraduate
N/A Children’s Palliative/Complex Care

NUI Galway

Course Overview


The Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Children’s Palliative / Complex Care) is designed for Registered Nurses working with children and adolescents with complex or life limiting conditions.

The programme aims to provide students with the necessary in-depth evidence based knowledge, skills and competencies to provide quality care to highly dependent clients as they live with life-limiting illness and face end-of-life. The programme is offered full-time over two academic years. On completion of the six modules in year one students have the option of being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or (if they have achieved the minimum 60% average mark across these modules) may progress onto the next year to complete the Master programme. It consists of both theoretical and clinical components. A blended learning approach is adopted in the delivery of this programme. Students are required to attend face to face workshops for a total of 12 days across the programme. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours before completing this programme.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

2 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

15

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 14,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The course has a clinical focus, offering opportunities to develop specialist skills.
  • Blended learning is an innovative and flexible approach to learning, making it possible to combine working full-time with studying.
  • The Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Children’s Palliative / Complex Care) is designed for Registered Nurses working with children and adolescents with complex or life limiting conditions.
  • The programme is offered through a blended learning format a combination of online and face-to-face learning and teaching.
  • This course is approved by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
  • Graduates will find employment and promotion opportunities nationally and internationally.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Applicants must:
• Be registered on the general, children’s, psychiatric, intellectual disability or midwifery division of the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland;
• Have a minimum of one year’s post-registration experience (exclusive of post-registration courses);
• Be currently working in the required specialist area, i.e., an area associated with palliative care/children’s care/children’s palliative care or allied areas (neonatal, disability, oncology) and have as a minimum six months’ clinical experience in this specialist area;
• Complete additional clinical hours in a children’s palliative care/complex setting. Placement length depends on the learning opportunities available to students in their current work setting;
• Provide written support from their employer that they will be able to access this client group across the programme;
• Satisfy the selection panel of their ability to complete the programme;
• Have an honors Bachelor’s degree at NFQ Level 8 in nursing or a comparable qualification. Applicants who do not hold an honors degree or Higher Diploma (Level 8) must demonstrate that they have successfully completed (in the previous two years) a module at Level 9.

English Requirements

Medicine (No less than 6.5 in any Component)
[This requirement applies to incoming first year students only]
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


Graduates will find employment and promotion opportunities nationally and internationally.

Notes


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