• » Master of Science/ Postgraduate Diploma in Advancing Health and Social Care

    Programme Title  Master of Science/ Postgraduate Diploma in Advancing Health and Social Care
    CAO Code  Add On Programme – Not Available 
    LYIT internal code  LY_NHLSC_M
    Duration  PG – 9 month Full-time/ 1.5 year Part-time
     MSc – 1 year Full-time/ 2 years Part-time
    Standard Code Places: 20
    National Framework Level  PG- Level 9, MSc – Level 9
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Is this Programme for Me?
    This MSc/PgDip in Advancing Health and Social Care aims to provide people working in the areas of Nursing, Health and Social Care and Early Childhood Care or indviduals who aspire to work in these environments, with the concepts, theories & academic skills of relevance to their work.
    The course has been developed to advance knowledge and develop advanced research and leadership and management skills in semester one. In semesters 2 and 3 mandatory modules including Behaviours of Concern, Legislative and Ethics Issues and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness will be delivered which would be applicable to people working in health and social care settings. Additionally, in semester 3 students can choose an elective module which will enhance their current career or which could assist them in aspiring to a new career. These elective modules include Teaching and Learning, eHealth, Sustainable Healthcare or Creativity in Relation to Therapeutic Settings. The modules developed will allow students to critically explore, assess, evaluate and enhance their area of professional expertise and interest. The final module, Research Dissertation, will allow students to complete research in a topic of relevance to their area of work.
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    The minimum entry requirements are a Level 8 Honours Degree in a relevant discipline such as Health & Social Care, Nursing, Early Childhood Care, Social Work, Youth Work etc. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview. RPL will be considered in accordance with the Quality Assurance of LYIT. 
    What will I have to study?
    Full-time Mode
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits
     1/1  Advanced Research Methods  Mandatory  10
     Advanced Professional Leadership & Management  Mandatory  10
     Behaviours of Concern  Mandatory  10
     1/2  Contemporary Legal & Professional Issues  Mandatory  10
     Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness  Mandatory  10
     Teaching & Learning  Elective  10
     eHealth  Elective  10
     Sustainability in Healthcare Elective   10
     Creativity in Relation to Therapeutic Settings Elective  10
     1/3  Research Dissertation   Mandatory  30
    Part-time Mode
    Year/SemesterProposed Modules,
    subject to approval
    Mandatory/
    Elective
    No of credits
     1/1  Advanced Research Methods  Mandatory  10
     Advanced Professional Leadership & Management  Mandatory  10
     1/2  Behaviours of Concern  Mandatory  10
     Contemporary Legal & Professional Issues  Mandatory  10
     2/3  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness   Mandatory  10
     Teaching & Learning  Elective  10
     eHealth  Elective  10
     Sustainability in Healthcare Elective   10
     Creativity in Relation to Therapeutic Settings Elective  10
     2/4  Research Dissertation   Mandatory  30
    Career Opportunities
    This course is suitable for progression for professionals working in the provision and delivery of an ever-changing health and social care agenda. Graduates from this course will have acquired the skills to be involved in leading out on change within their organisation. It will allow them to extend and progress the knowledge and skills that they already have acquired in their career/ studies. Students who successfully complete the MSc programme will be able to progress to a PhD in a range of third-level institutions.
    Cost
    The programme commences in September and the fee for the Master of Science in Advancing Health & Social Care is currently €5,000.  The fee for Non-EU students is €9,000.  Tax relief is available on fees paid – up to €5,000 at the standard rate.
    Application Procedure
    The closing date for applications is 28 August, 2017.
    Some applicants may be called to interview.
    Download the application form here: Postgraduate Programmes Application Form
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