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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Professional Studies/Nursing Studies) Level 9
Course Code: INT33

Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing/Professional Studies) Level 9


Entry Requirements:
  • Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


  • Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register*


  • Be currently employed in healthcare or social care, either in: clinical practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific discipline related area such as nursing. This is specified in modules descriptions.

        Applicants will normally have gained:

  • A primary degree (health science/studies or social science/studies related) level 8 or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to compile a portfolio to provide evidence of their ability to study at post-graduate level.


  • International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Exam ( for information on IELTS tests) is required.


*For those required to register with a professional body


All programme content must be completed within two to three years

Fees (euro):

€600 to €790 per module. (see individual module details)

Application Process:

Closing date Saturday 17th June 2018 - late applications may be accepted.

To receive an Application Form, or to answer further queries please contact the Postgraduate Administrator below.

Charlotte Beech
Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies St Angela's College Lough GillSligo

T: 071 9135613 E:

Alternatively, you may download an Application Form.

Next Intake:

Programme modules commence at various times during the academic year. See individual modules for start dates and attendance dates.


Induction day: Thursday 6th September 2018

Closing Date: 2018-06-17

Programme Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing Studies/Professional Studies) programme.  It is a multidisciplinary programme, delivered on a part-time basis. This programme is appropriate for students who have already undertaken a primary degree or higher diploma (health science related) at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) (National Qualifications Authority of Ireland, 2003). Students undertake a total of six modules at level 9 on the NFQ to gain a Postgraduate Diploma.


The model of delivery will allow potential students to study 2 modules (or more) per year on a stand-alone basis. Students who complete up to 6 modules within a 2-3-year timeframe will be eligible for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Nursing Studies (if the student is a registered nurse) or Professional Studies (if the student is an allied health care professionals). Students undertake the first 4 modules on a stand-alone basis and having completed 4 modules successfully they register for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Nursing Studies/Professional Studies). Once students complete 6 modules within the 2-3-year timeframe, they gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing Studies/Professional Studies).


Many of our stand-alone modules are delivered through blended learning/e-learning allowing you the option of studying at your own pace in your own home.

Quality And Healthcare Management
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Enhancing Evidence Based Practice
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Advanced Research Methods
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Challenging Behaviour
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Clinical Audit
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Ethical Practice
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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
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Healthcare Risk Management
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Management of Venous Leg Ulceration
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Information, Measurement and Evaluation
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Advanced Wound Care Management
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Eating Disorders in Adults and Adolescents
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Career Opportunities

Students are empowered in their work arena to respond actively to changes in their current place of work and become key drivers in the development of their professional practice. This programme is a pathway to progressing to Masters level education.

Downloads & Other Information

Application Form
Application Form For Second And Subsequent Modules
Application Process

To receive an Application Form, please contact Postgraduate Administrator below.
Margaret Hession
Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies
St Angela's College
Lough Gill
T: 071 9195540
Alternatively, you may download an Application Form.

Fees 600 - 790 per module (please see module details for exact fee)
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Contact Details

Ms Dympna O'Connell
Department of Nursing & Health Studies
St Angela’s College
Lough Gill
T: 071 9135611
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