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Community Health (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip. / P.Grad.Cert.)

1 year full-time

Course Description

The aim of this course is to enable students from across a broad spectrum of professional backgrounds to gain a grounded understanding of the core principles of public health and their application to the practice of community healthcare, and to increase graduates’ employability in community health practice. The course is suitable for people who are currently either working in, or intend to work in community health and who are seeking an enhanced qualification for their career advancement.


On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Critically interpret the core principles of public health and their application to community healthcare.
  • Critically interpret and evaluate evidence on community healthcare promotion and prevention and the management of chronic disease in the community.
  • Use vital statistics and other key data sources to exemplify the health status, social conditions and health risk factors evident in individuals/communities with particular attention given to health promotion, prevention and management of chronic disease in the community.
  • Gain a critical understanding of risk management, risk assessment and risk assessment tools in client/patient management in community healthcare.
  • Identify social and behavioural factors affecting individual/families/community susceptibility to adverse health hazards.
  • Critically utilise evidence based knowledge of client/patient assessment and consultation to achieve a holistic approach to client/patient care management.
  • Gain and practice methodological skills including research study design, study implementation and data analysis related to community healthcare.
  • Disseminate relevant community health research and interventions.
  • Critically appraise the collaborative, inter-professional nature of community healthcare team members, and their contribution to service.

Course Content


Postgraduate Certificate in Community Health

  • NU7101 Determinants of Health (10 ECTS)
  • NU7103 Principles and Practice of Community Health (10 ECTS)

plus one of the following three (subject to sufficient student numbers)

  • NU7412 Deconstructing Mental Health and Distress (10 ECTS)
  • NU7201 Child Health Provision in the Community (10 ECTS)
  • *NU7416 Clinical Practicum in Community Health (10 ECTS)

*The Clinical Practicum in Community Health is available as an elective module only to nurses and midwives registered on a division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland register.


Postgraduate Diploma in Community Health

  • NU7101 Determinants of Health (10 ECTS)
  • NU7103 Principles and Practice of Community Health (10 ECTS)
  • NU7104 Epidemiology and Healthcare Statistics (10 ECTS)
  • NU7013 Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods in Health Care (10 ECTS)
  • NU7102 Health Promotion and Management of Chronic Disease (10 ECTS)

plus one of the following three (subject to sufficient student numbers)

 

  • NU7412 Deconstructing Mental Health and Distress (10 ECTS)
  •  NU7201 Child Health Provision in the Community (10 ECTS)
  • *NU7416 Clinical Practicum in Community Health (10 ECTS)

*The Clinical Practicum in Community Health is available as an elective module only to nurses and midwives registered on a division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland register.


Masters in Community Health


Year One

  • NU7101 Determinants of Health (10 ECTS)
  • NU7103 Principles and Practice of Community Health (10 ECTS)
  • NU7104 Epidemiology and Healthcare Statistics (10 ECTS)
  • NU7013 Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods in Health Care (10 ECTS)
  • NU7102 Health Promotion and Management of Chronic Disease (10 ECTS)

plus one of the following three (subject to sufficient student numbers)

  • NU7412 Deconstructing Mental Health and Distress (10 ECTS)
  • NU7201 Child Health Provision in the Community (10 ECTS)
  • *NU7416 Clinical Practicum in Community Health (10 ECTS)

*The Clinical Practicum in Community Health is available as an elective module only to nurses and midwives registered on a division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland register.


Year Two


NU8007 Dissertation (30 ECTS)


Structure and delivery


The course takes place over two years on a part-time basis or one year on a full-time basis.

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments. This course includes clinical and practice based learning and assessment and students may be required to attend additional sessions at associated service provider sites as well as at the student’s practice base during year one of the course. There is some web-based learning involved.

Year One – all students


Commences with a full week in September and thereafter one day per week for the remainder of the academic year.


Year Two – second year part-time Masters students


Students attend workshops throughout the academic year and produce a dissertation under supervision.


Full-time Masters students


Commences with a full week in September and thereafter normally two days per week for the remainder of the academic year.

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments. This course includes clinical and practice based learning and assessment and students may be required to attend additional sessions at associated service provider sites as well as at the student’s practice base during year one of the course. There is some web-based learning involved


Students attend workshops throughout the academic year and produce a dissertation under supervision.
 

Course Options

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Details

Duration

1 year full-time

Course Coordinator

Dr. Michael Brennan

Next Intake

September 2019

Closing Date

30 June 2019

Applicants:

  • will be required to hold a minimum 2.1 grade (second class honours) in a relevant primary degree in the applicant’s field of practice.
  • where applicable, must hold current registration with the relevant professions’ regulatory body.
  • or otherwise satisfy the course committee they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.

 

Get In Touch

Telephone Number

+353 1 896 3950

brennami@tcd.ie

Website

http://nursing-midwifery.tcd.ie/postgraduate/taught-masters/community-health/index.php