This modular MSc is open to doctors, nurse and advanced paramedics with experience of working in the pre-hospital care environment.
All participants will build on and contribute their existing clinical expertise and experience to the development of an effective inter-professional approach to patient care.
This course is aimed at healthcare professionals whose role may involve pre-hospital emergency care; general practitioners and nurses, advanced paramedics, and other doctors and nurses who may work in this environment. Paramedics with a relevant primary degree may apply and will be considered on a case by case basis.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
2 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- Develops knowledge and skills in Immediate Care with an emphasis on the assessment, diagnosis and management of both trauma and medical emergencies in adult and paediatric patients.
- Explore the evidence base for current care strategies, a range of models of care and key professional influences on delivery of care.
- Critical appraisal and familiarity with common research methods.
- Delivered over two years, this course uses a variety of learning strategies in recognition of the time constraints associated with full-time clinical practice.
- Management principles of major incidents, mass gatherings, sports related care and special circumstances.
- The full range of drug treatments and other therapies currently used in pre-hospital emergency care.
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
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
In order to be eligible to compete for any course, you must obtain a minimum of Grade H5 in two subjects and a minimum of Grade O6/H7 in the remaining four subjects. For all courses Irish and English are required.
• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
- A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
- A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.
• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing center closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.
Special Entry Requirements