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.
Is This Course For Me?
This inter-professional Masters course is designed for individuals from a wide range of health and social care professions. These include: community healthcare professionals and primary care practitioners such as general practitioners (GP), practice nurses, public health nurses, dieticians, dentists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists speech and language therapists, podiatrists, community pharmacists, and psychologists. This course would also suit individuals with a background in social care, mental health and intellectual disabilities.
This course will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for further clinical training, or a career in clinical research or further academic research. Our programmes also deliver training that will enhance your opportunities to gain employment as a counsellor, developmental psychologist and educational psychologist, among many other psychology-related careers.
Graduates of this course go on to work in NGOs, policy, government and research institution, as well as heath professions in a variety of sectors. The course also advances their career prospects both in terms of promotion eligibility and post-graduate training, as well as opens the doors to further academic research.
Year One usually starts with a full week of studying in September and continues thereafter generally one to two days per week for the remainder of the academic year for part-time students and some additional days per week for full-time students.
Year Two consists of workshops throughout the academic year. A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content, which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. Assessments are one written examination, written assignments, group presentations applied to students’ area of community practice and discipline.
P.Grad.Cert. students take two core modules: Determinants of Health; Principles and Practice of Community Health. Students then choose one of the following three elective modules: Deconstructing Mental Health and Distress; Child Health Provision in the Community; Clinical Practicum in Community Health (only available to nurses and midwives registered on a division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland register).
P.Grad.Dip. students take five core modules: Determinants of Health; Principles and Practice of Community Health; Epidemiology and Healthcare Statistics; Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods in Health Care; Health Promotion and Management of Chronic Disease. Students then choose one of the following three elective modules: Deconstructing Mental Health and Distress; Child Health Provision in the Community; Clinical Practicum in Community Health (only available to nurses and midwives registered on a division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland register).
M.Sc. students take all the P.Grad.Dip. modules in Year One. In Year Two, students must complete a dissertation.
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This video provides information on Trinity’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and the intended learning outcomes of the Community Health postgraduate programme.
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Dr Eimear McGlinchey
30th June 2024
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, 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.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTION FOR NON-EU STUDENTS: When asked to submit ABA PIN please insert ‘0000’ to bypass this question. This instruction also applies to all applicants who are not currently qualified as a nurse or midwife in Ireland.
All applicants to the School of Nursing and Midwifery whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
- IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6.5 in each category.
- TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT.
- University of Cambridge: Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2) / Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2).
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59).
- Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020.
- An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-sessional Pathway Programme.
Existing IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and PET scores up to three years old (rather than two) will be accepted for 2020/21 applications in light of test centre closures.
Students will also be required to undergo Garda Vetting, to learn more please visit: www.tcd.ie/students/orientation/undergraduates/garda-vetting.php
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