MSc Palliative Care 12 months Postgraduate Program By University College Dublin |Top Universities
Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

29,100 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

Health/HealthcareMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Health/Healthcare

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

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.
Particular strengths of the programme include:
  • Strong working relationship between UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems and clinical partners in Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross
  • A long history of producing high quality graduates (over 200 to date) many of whom are now working in CNS/Clinical/Educational Facilitator and CNM roles
  • Clinical and university-based lecturers (multidisciplinary teaching team) with national and international expertise from clinical, research and educational perspectives
  • Modularised programme with some modules being taught using a blended approach
  • Clinical Placements in a variety of palliative care settings which enable students to learn from leading experts in oncology
  • Extensive use of IT in supporting the teaching environment of the programme
  • Access to excellent facilities for lectures
  • Flexibility to pursue the programme over a longer period of time
  • Access to applicants who have not had the opportunity to pursue third level education before (RPL Recognition of Prior Learning)

Program overview

Main Subject

Health/Healthcare

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

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.
Particular strengths of the programme include:
  • Strong working relationship between UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems and clinical partners in Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross
  • A long history of producing high quality graduates (over 200 to date) many of whom are now working in CNS/Clinical/Educational Facilitator and CNM roles
  • Clinical and university-based lecturers (multidisciplinary teaching team) with national and international expertise from clinical, research and educational perspectives
  • Modularised programme with some modules being taught using a blended approach
  • Clinical Placements in a variety of palliative care settings which enable students to learn from leading experts in oncology
  • Extensive use of IT in supporting the teaching environment of the programme
  • Access to excellent facilities for lectures
  • Flexibility to pursue the programme over a longer period of time
  • Access to applicants who have not had the opportunity to pursue third level education before (RPL Recognition of Prior Learning)

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

90+
176+
6.5+
The programme is aimed at health professionals who have completed a Graduate Diploma (Level 9) in Palliative Care. This course builds on the healthcare professionals' repertoire of knowledge and skills for professional practice in the care of persons with life limiting illness. 
1 Year
Sep
  • Candidates are required to submit references or letter(s) of recommendation for acceptance

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

5,280 EUR
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International Students

29,100 EUR
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