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Healthcare Risk Management
Course Code: INT41
Entry Requirements:

(2018-19 is the last year that this module will run)

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

If you have not undertaken formal study for some time and are concerned regarding your academic study and writing skills, you are strongly advised to undertake the access module (Academic Writing and Learning Skills Module - available through the Centre for Lifelong Learning) prior to attempting any standalone module.

This module may also be relevant to non-clinical health services managers across acute and primary care areas.

Credits from standalone modules can be accrued towards the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing Studies/Professional Studies or Healthcare Quality 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.


Module Dates:

6th September 2018 (Induction Day)
Tuesday 11th September 2018
Tuesday 9th October 2018

Tuesday 6th November 2018


(2018-19 is the last year that this module will run)

Fees (euro):


Application Process:

Closing date Friday, 2nd June 2018

To receive an Application Form, please contact Postgraduate Administrator below.

Louise McMonagle

Postgraduate Admissions

Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies

St Angela's College

Lough Gill


T: 071-9135612


Alternatively, you may download an Application Form.

Next Intake:

September 2018

Closing Date: 2018-06-02

Programme Overview

The aim of this module will introduce the concept of risk management; the underpinning legislation, policy & key reports relating to risk management, patient safety, & safety at work within the Irish context. The module will also examine the international drive for patient safety in the context of risk management & clinical governance. Students will learn how to identify, analyse, and control risk.

Blended Learning

Course work & participation in on-line discussions.
Examples of coursework include essays; literature reviews; development of posters; portfolios; group presentations.

Contact Details

Mary Cooke
T: 071 9135602

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