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

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The course seeks 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 offers an M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. Students must undertake six modules for the award of P.Grad.Dip., and a seventh module, dissertation, for the award of M.Sc.

The modules are:

Mandatory Modules

Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Health Care

Epidemiology and Healthcare Statistics

Determinants of Health

Health Promotion and Management of Chronic Disease

Principles and Practice of Community Health

Plus one elective module from the following options, (subject to sufficient student numbers)

Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care

Deconstructing mental health and distress

Child Health Promotion in the Community


Dissertation (30)


Course Duration and Structure

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, seminars, group discussions and self-directed learning.  Assessments are written assignments, one written examination and presentations applied to students’ area of community practice and discipline.



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Course Coordinator

Catherine Tracey

Telephone Number

+353 1 896 2820

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Next Intake

September 2018

Closing Date

30 June 2018


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time


  • 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.


Next Intake

September 2018

Closing Date

30 June 2018


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time