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Master of Health Sciences (Specialist Nursing) Level 9
Course Code: INT32
Award:

Master of Health Sciences (Specialist Nursing/Research)

Entry Requirements:

Applicants will normally:

  • have gained a Postgraduate Diploma level 9 (Health Sciences related) or evidence of equivalent academic credits at level 9
  • have successfully completed an undergraduate research module (or equivalent learning)
  • be a registered nurse/midwife on the register maintained by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • be currently employed in some aspect of healthcare delivery.

Students whose first language is not English will require a degree of fluency in the English language, a score of 6.5 in the IELTS examination is required (http://www.ielts.org for more information on IELTS) This equates to a score of 570 in TOEFL.

 


Duration:

1 Year/part-time

Fees (euro):

€3,750

Application Process:

Closing date Friday 9th June 2017 - late applications may be accepted
Download Application form and return to:
Margaret Hession
Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies
St Angela's College
Lough Gill
Sligo
T: 071-9135612
E: mhession@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Next Intake:

September 2017

Closing Date: 2017-06-09

Programme Overview

The underlying aim of this programme is to challenge and facilitate students to critically analyse the theoretical and practical knowledge required to undertake an original small scale research study utilising a systematic rigorous approach in order to generate findings that are transferable to the practice setting. This programme is aimed at students who have professional and academic experience equivalent to Post Graduate Diploma Level 9 (NQAI).

 

This programme is delivered over a one-year period (part time). Students undertake two core modules and complete the research dissertation by end of year one (September).

Each student will be allocated a research supervisor, and also engage in supervision activities throughout the academic year.
Applicants must have undertaken a level 8 research module (or equivalent learning) before being accepted to the Master of Health Sciences Programme.

Advanced Research Skills

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally:

  • have gained a Postgraduate Diploma level 9 (Health Sciences related) or evidence of equivalent academic credits at level 9
  • have successfully completed an undergraduate research module (or equivalent learning)
  • be a registered nurse/midwife on the register maintained by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
  • be currently employed in some aspect of healthcare delivery.

Students whose first language is not English will require a degree of fluency in the English language, a score of 6.5 in the IELTS examination is required (http://www.ielts.org for more information on IELTS) This equates to a score of 570 in TOEFL.

Dates for Module

This module is delivered over a 4 month period between September and December in Year One of the programme. This is a core module on the programme.

Module dates:

Wednesday, 7th September 2016 (Induction day)

Friday, 16th September 2016

Friday, 30th September 2016

Friday, 14th October 2016

Friday, 28th October 2016

Friday, 11th November 2016

Friday, 25th November 2016

Friday, 9th December 2016

 

 

Module Overview:
Module will be assessed through coursework and the development of a detailed research proposal. Student will be provided with individual supervision for proposal development. This module aims to consolidate and expand students undergraduate understanding of the research process. The module will equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to develop and prepare a detailed research proposal. A wide range of research approaches; designs; methods of data collection and analysis will be critically evaluated so that the students gain an appreciation of the variety of methodologies available to study a wide range of health care issues. The module will culminate in the development of a detailed research proposal.


Assessment:
Module will be assessed through coursework and the development of a detailed research proposal. Student will be provided with individual supervision for proposal development.


Further Information:
Dympna O'Connell
071 91 35611
E: doconnell@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Dissertation Practicum

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally:

  • have gained a Postgraduate Diploma level 9 (Health Sciences related) or evidence of equivalent academic credits at level 9
  • have successfully completed an undergraduate research module (or equivalent learning)
  • be a registered nurse/midwife on the register maintained by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
  • be currently employed in some aspect of healthcare delivery.

Students whose first language is not English will require a degree of fluency in the English language, a score of 6.5 in the IELTS examination is required (http://www.ielts.org for more information on IELTS) This equates to a score of 570 in TOEFL.

 

Dates for Module

This module is delivered over a 5 month period between January and June in semester two of the programme. Workshops will be run in relation to aspects of the dissertation and students can choose the workshops that best suit them for their chosen research methodology.

Friday, 20th January 2017

Friday, 27th January 2017

Friday, 24th February 2017

Friday, 28th April 2017

Friday, 12th May 2017

Friday, 2nd June 2017

 

Module Overview:
The aim of this module is to support and guide students in the practicalities of undertaking an original research study so that their research question is answered in a rigorous succinct manner and that can contribute to the body of knowledge in their chosen subject area. It will provide students with a forum to explore their own and other students approach to the research endeavour and will address through group work and individual supervision the challenges of conducting research at Master's level. The module will culminate in the undertaking of an independent research study.

Assessment:
Development of a Research Dissertation (30,000 Words). Students will be provided with individual supervision towards the development of the dissertation.


Further Information:
Dympna O'Connell
T:  071 91 35 611
E: doconnell@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Career Opportunities

The completion of the MHSc (Specialist Nursing) will provide the student with a Masters qualification that will support many employment opportunities and promotion within nursing practice, management, education, research, and specialism including a pathway to advanced practice.

Contact Details

Ms Dympna O'Connell
Department of Nursing & Health Studies
St Angela’s College
Lough Gill
Sligo
T: 071 9135611
E: Dympna O'Connell: doconnell@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

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