The MSc Palliative Care programme is an interdisciplinary programme designed to enhance your existing knowledge and skills in caring for patients with life limiting illness. Possessing this enhanced level of expertise will enable you to: become a valuable member of the multidisciplinary team providing palliative care and further enhance the care provided to patients in your current area of practice who have a range of complex symptoms that need impeccable assessment and management.
This course builds on the healthcare professionals' repertoire of knowledge and skills for professional practice in the care of persons with life limiting illness. The programme is aimed at health professionals who have completed a Graduate Diploma (Level 9) in Palliative Care.
On successful completion of the programme, you will receive a Master of Science in Palliative Care from the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems.
What will I learn?
The Master of Science Palliative Care programme is aimed at advancing the health professionals' repertoire of knowledge and skills for palliative care practice.
Particular strengths of the programme include:
A range of teaching methods including lectures, workshops and seminars are used.
It is essential that you have access to a personal computer and an email account as communication with students is primarily undertaken by email.
Lecture handouts/announcements are made available to students via Blackboard (a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that supports online learning and teaching) and/or via email. Messages from the university regarding examination policy and procedures are also sent via email. The Master of Science Palliative Care enables students to gain a broad and deep understanding of subjects relevant to caring for patients with life limiting illness who require impeccable assessment and management of complex symptoms. Particular emphasis is placed on recent national and international research findings and/or evidence-based guidelines and recommendations aimed at ensuring optimal outcomes for patients with cancer.
This is a one (academic) year programme, broken down into three trimesters. Assessments are varied (assignments and completion of a Dissertation).
You will complete one module (additional 30 credits added to Grad Dip):
NMHS44020 Master's Dissertation: Evidence Synthesis and Translation (Graduate taught minor thesis) 2 Trimester (Sep-May)
The Master of Science Palliative Care will enhance your research knowledge and skills in the context of palliative care.
Applicants must have completed the Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care or equivalent (NQAI Level 9)
PLEASE NOTE - THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS IS 01 AUGUST 2022.
Applications are made online through UCD Applications. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview (either face-to-face or via telecommunication) as part of the admission process.
Please note that all applicants are required to pay a €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.
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Please note that all applicants are required to pay the €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.
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Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) applications must be submitted online through your SISWeb account.
There are two instances in which you can apply to have recognised prior learning taken into account when applying for a programme in UCD.
1. RPL for admission to a UCD programme
If you are a prospective student seeking admission to UCD and you do not meet the required admissions criteria as set down for a particular programme of study in UCD, you may apply to be admitted based on prior learning.
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