Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip)
- Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
- Admission Requirements: See bottom of this page
- Closing Date: 31st May 2013
- Course Coordinator(s): Dr Brian Keogh
- Course Administrator(s): Ms Anita Malzone
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- Course Tel(s): +353 1 896 3109/3892
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- Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip), 1 Year(s) Full Time
- Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip), 2 Year(s) Part Time
The aim of the MSc in Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing is to provide a solid academic base to the understanding and development of nursing practice in the area of child health and illness. The strand will strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes of the participants, thus enabling them to fulfill their highest potential in the personal, professional and practice arena of children's health. The strand will provide advanced study in research methods, the theoretical and practical aspects of management, clinical practice and leadership and child health perspectives as well as contemporary issues in child health and wellbeing. It is anticipated that graduates of this strand, in applying their learning, will be enabled to promote and develop excellence in children's illness, child health and wellbeing in primary, secondary and tertiary health care services.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify and critically analyse alternative philosophies, perspectives and approaches that inform best practice in children's health and wellbeing
- Discuss the national and international context of child health and wellbeing
- Identify and discuss the contemporary challenges in health and wellbeing for children within an Irish context
- Critically discuss the development and delivery of high quality effective services to promote the physical, social, financial and emotional needs of children and their families
- Utilise their professional expertise care provision for children and their families through the application of enhanced knowledge, reflective skills and research-based evidence
- Differentiate the distinct contribution of team members in an interprofessional models of care including ambulatory and community care delivery to children and their families
- Critically appraise research evidence underpinning child health and wellbeing practices and theoretical frameworks
- Identify, plan, design and undertake a research study relevant to your area of practice
- Identify, lead, conduct, disseminate and evaluate research which advances excellence in children's health care practice in local, national/international contexts
- Contribute to local, national and international policy development and its translation into practice.
All students register on the M. Sc. Programme in the first instance. On successful completion of all the requirements of the first year, students may progress to the second year of the programme during which they complete a dissertation; or may opt to exit and be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.
Alternatively students who are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may opt not to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma and may instead choose to enter the 2nd year of the masters programme within four years of having become eligible for the award of postgraduate diploma.
Course Structure and ContentYear One NU7004 Advancing the Theoretical Foundations for Nursing NU7013 Theory and Practice of Research Methods for Healthcare NU7005 Ethics and Law in Healthcare NU7011 Leadership and Quality Improvement in Healthcare NU7200 Contemporary Issues in Child Health and Wellbeing NU7201 Child Health Provision in the Community
Current registration as a nurse with An Bord Altranais, or in the case of international applicants for theory only strands, be registered as a professional nurse who is entitled to practice as a qualified or registered nurse in their own country. To hold at least an upper second class (2:1) honours degree in nursing. Or otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.