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46 Health Sciences Master's degrees in Ireland

Postgraduate Certificate Dementia

The online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia at Trinity College Dublin has a multidisciplinary approach and combines practices from nursing, medicine and social work. The postgraduate degree helps you understand dementia and learn to build optimal solutions in dementia care. Learn to apply epidemiological, psychosocial and clinical techniques to improve dementia symptoms.

M.Sc. Pharmacy - Clinical Pharmacy

MSc Clinical Pharmacy is a two-year, part-time distance learning course specially designed for pharmacists employed in a healthcare setting, who want to enhance their clinical pharmacy knowledge and practice skills. Much of the learning is case-based so scientific and professional elements are integrated. The course is designed to maximise contact between student and tutor while allowing distance learning via the internet and through teleconferences/webinars with experienced medical and pharmacy practitioners.

College of Medicine and Health
Postgraduate Certificate Management of Elder Abuse

The (Professional Certificate) in the Management of Elder Abuse from University College Dublin is an online multi-disciplinary programme that focuses on the enhancement of practice relating to the prevention, identification and management of elder abuse.

M.Sc. General Health Care Practice

The general aim of this programme is to stimulate and further develop practitioner's analytical skills, and provide an educational framework where they can advance their interpersonal and practice skills that enables them to deliver optimum care to individuals, families and communities.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Healthcare Risk Management & Quality

The Healthcare Risk Management & Quality programme from University College Dublin is specifically aimed at those who wish to further specialise and advance their expertise in the field of clinical risk management and patient safety.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Nursing (Advanced Practice)

The MSc Nursing (Advanced Practice) programme at University College Dublin will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills relevant to enhancing nursing practice. On completion of the programme you can apply for registration to become an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP).

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Health Sciences Education (P.Grad.Dip)

The MSc in CHSE offers suitably qualified health care practitioners an opportunity to develop their skills in teaching, assessment, curriculum design, development, evaluation and research. The student teachers on this course learn these skills in both stimulated and professional practice contexts which are underpinned by the philosophy of interdisciplinary learning. This results in teachers who are thoughtful, critical and more importantly prepared for the challenges of teaching within higher education.

School of Nursing and Midwifery
M.Sc. Person-Centred Care (Older Persons)

The Master of Science in Person-Centred Care (Older Persons) from University College Dublin seeks to develop valuable knowledge and skills to meet the needs of older people and to develop areas of clinical leadership and practical research methods that can be applied in the workplace.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc./P.Grad. Dip. Clinical Supervision

The M.Sc./P.Grad. Diploma in Clinical Supervision part-time course is aimed at practitioners in the helping professions who normally hold an honours degree in psychology or a related field and relevant post-graduate experience. 

School of Psychology
M.Sc. Intellectual Disability Health Care Practice

The general aim of this programme is to stimulate and further develop practitioner's analytical skills, and provide an educational framework where they can advance their interpersonal and practice skills that enables them to deliver optimum care to individuals, families and communities.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork is a two-year part-time course that will give you a postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynaecology. The course will enhance your academic understanding of the specialty, provided thorough clinical training. The master’s course will also provide structured research opportunities.

College of Medicine and Health
M.Sc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy programme from University College Dublin provides a critical and theoretical understanding of the principles underlying psychoanalytic psychotherapy and contributes to the professional training necessary to undertake this therapeutic method with adults.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Biological Psychiatry (P.Grad.Dip.)

This multidisciplinary Masters course in Biological Psychiatry explores the relationship between basic principles, biological factors and clinical features in mental health disorders, allowing students to translate scientific understanding into effective clinical practice.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Immunology and Global Health

This programme represents an innovative development in higher degree options in the biological sciences. It is targeted at biological and health science graduates who are interested in the major challenges in health and development today and who wish to broaden their understanding of immunology, its importance in global health and the factors that impact on immunological intervention strategies in health and disease.

Faculty of Science & Engineering
M.Sc. Medical Imaging

This programme aims to educate and train graduates in an innovative multidisciplinary approach, combining research and advanced practice in medical imaging.

UCD School of Medicine
Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Speech and Language Studies (Dysphagia) (P.Grad.Dip)

This one year part-time course offers qualified speech and language therapists who already have a license to practise an opportunity to develop specialist skills in all aspects of dysphagia (swallowing disorders) in both adult and paediatric populations. Classes are timetabled to facilitate speech and language therapists in employment and overseas students.

School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
M.Sc. Clinical Chemistry

This advanced taught Masters Programme in Clinical Chemistry is offered on a part-time basis over 2 years and is delivered by a panel of national and international medical and scientific experts in the discipline.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Advanced Healthcare Practice

The MSc is designed to enhance graduates' critical thinking and develop evidence based practitioners as future leaders of effective services. Graduates will obtain an in-depth knowledge of an area of Health Sciences to apply to their professional practice. From this MSc, graduates will be able to describe and appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the current range of theory and research.

M.Sc. Food, Nutrition and Health

The importance of the link between food and human health is becoming increasingly evident and graduates of the Master in Food, Nutrition and Health course from University College Dublin will be educated to a high level in the science of food as it pertains to human nutrition and health.

Postgraduate Certificate Dairy Health

The Postgraduate Certificate in Dairy Health from University College Dublin will draw on the experience gained by the Dairy Herd Health Group UCD in investigating many herd problems throughout Ireland.

M.Sc. Medical Imaging (PGDip)

The M.Sc. in Medical Imaging is offered by the Department of Clinical Medicine and is designed for qualified radiographers. Students on the M.Sc. pursue a particular strand – Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Safety and Interventional Radiography. In addition, a number of core common modules will be taken.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Cardiology

This course is two years and is designed to provide a high level of postgraduate training for doctors wishing to become trained in non-invasive and invasive cardiology. Applicants will have a M.R.C.P.I. or equivalent qualification.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Child & Adolescent Health Care Practice

The general aim of this programme is to stimulate and further develop practitioner's analytical skills, and provide an educational framework where they can advance their interpersonal and practice skills that enables them to deliver optimum care to individuals, families and communities.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Cancer Care (M.Sc.)

This programme has been developed to meet the new demands and challenges within the health care system and specifically within cancer care. The course is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge and clinical expertise that aims to promote excellence in the area of cancer care practice.

School of Nursing and Midwifery
M.Sc. Occupational Health

The MSc in Occupational Health from University College Cork Online takes a uniquely integrated approach to occupational health and safety, exploring psychological factors alongside more traditional physical risk factors, to help students develop strategies to fulfil the needs of the modern workplace.

Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Dentistry

This course is designed to fill the need, identified by the Dental Council, for a continuing education programme forthe Dental Profession. The course aims to combine a 'hands-on' approach with theory.

School of Dental Science
M.Sc. Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement

With University College Cork Online MSc Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement programme, you’ll work closely with our acclaimed teaching staff to apply the skills essential to successful clinical leadership and delivery of quality evidence-based care. We can help you to develop a personally prosperous and fulfilling future in an employment sector ripe for nursing expertise.

M.Sc. Advanced Pain Management with Prescriptive Authority

The MSc has been developed in a spirit of partnership with a variety of health service providers, including pain experts. The programme is also about the education and training of nurses/midwives for prescriptive authority in pain management at the point of qualification.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Environmental Health and Safety

This interdisciplinary course is aimed at graduates who are seeking to update their current knowledge and skills and to enhance their career opportunities in the following areas. Occupational safety and health, environmental management, fire safety, food safety the built environment and risk management.

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M.Sc. Development Practice

The Master in Development Practice (MDP) is a world leading and uniquely innovative programme that blends science and social science to further international development. It is part of a global network with a Secretariat at the Earth Institute, Columbia University in New York (and was the only programme to receive seed funding in Europe in the first round)

School of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Mental Health Care Practice

The general aim of this programme is to stimulate and further develop practitioner's analytical skills, and provide an educational framework where they can advance their interpersonal and practice skills that enables them to deliver optimum care to individuals, families and communities.

Faculty of Science and Health
M.Sc. Computed Tomography

The MSc Computed Tomography (CT) course is aimed at radiographers working in clinical CT. It has been developed to encompass contemporary technological advances in CT and to provide a platform for discussion of clinical and evidence-based CT practice.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Clinical Speech and Language Studies

The aims of the course are to provide qualified speech and language therapists with opportunities to advance their academic knowledge and professional practice skills with specialist clinical populations.

School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
M.Sc. Mental Health

This course is run in partnership with The National Forensic Mental Health Service and is designed to enhance the collaboration between disciplines working with individuals with mental health problems. Students on this course will come from a variety of professions: nursing; medicine; occupational therapy; social work.

School of Nursing and Midwifery
M.Sc. Global Health

Global Health is an attempt to address health problems and issues that transcend national boundaries, and are informed by the circumstances and experiences of countries in differing contexts. The underlying assumption is that the world's health problems are shared and are best tackled by cooperative action and the sharing of innovative solutions.

School of Medicine
M.Sc. Palliative Care

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.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
Master Neurology and Gerontology

Ireland has experienced considerable demographic changes with demands placed on the health care services by an increasing number of older persons in society; stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, its incidence and prevalence increasing with increasing age. Physiotherapists have a key role to play in this specialist area.

Master Public Health (MPH)

Whether you are looking for a career that will enable you to influence the health and wellbeing of populations at a local, national or international level, you can unlock this opportunity with an online Master of Public Health (MPH) at University College Cork Online.

M.Sc. Advanced Pain Management

The Advanced Pain Management programme at University College Dublin is about learning opportunities in the delivery of high quality pain care across a variety of multifaceted clinical contexts. The MSc has been developed as a result of close partnership and collaboration with a variety of health service providers, including pain experts.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Critical Care Nursing

This Critical Care Nursing programme from University College Dublin is designed for holders of Graduate Diplomas in the following specialities: Critical Care–Intensive Care, Critical Care-Cardiovascular, Heart Failure Nursing, Paediatric Critical Care and Peri-Operative Nursing.

UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems
M.Sc. Child Welfare and Protection

This course will equip students with the skills required to engage in their statutory responsibilities under the new legislation relating to the protection and welfare of children. The course offers a flexible approach to learning by integrating face to face and on line learning in a supportive learning environment.

UCD School of Medicine
M.Sc. Palliative Care

The aim of this inter-disciplinary course is to provide an opportunity for students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence based approach to their practice and to critically explore and critique palliative care service provision. For the duration of the course| students need to be employed in an area where the principles of palliative care are operationalised when caring for individuals with life threatening illness and their families.

School of Nursing and Midwifery