M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. Specialist Nursing - Cancer Care & Haematology


Key Facts

Course Code: DPTNM-SNUR-1SNU

Duration: 2 years part-time

Next Intake: September annually

Closing date for applications: 30 June

Location: 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2

Course Content

Year 1 Modules


  • NU7526 Cancer and Haematology Nursing
  • NU7527 Psychosocial Issues in Haemato-Oncology Nursing
  • NU7528 Haemato-Oncology Nursing
  • NU7529 Practice Placement Module


  • NU7013 Theory & Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare
  • NU7020 Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance

Year 2 Module

  • NU8007 Dissertation

Course Assessments

Each module will be assessed by the successful completion of an academic assignment or examination. The assessment of clinical competence will focus on the acquisition of specialist competencies and the completion of a competence based portfolio.

Students will be required to do the recommended minimum number of hours of supervised clinical placements in both cancer care and haematology units. This may be undertaken in the specialist units in St James's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital and Tallaght Hospital or in oncology or haematology units in the student’s associated hospital, subject to certain conditions. The remainder of the clinical placements may take place in oncology or haematology units in the student's associated hospital.

Clinical Allocations

Postgraduate Course Team, E: PGT.Nursing.Midw@tcd.ie

Kevin McKenna, St. James's Hospital, Centre for Learning and Development, E: KeMcKenna@stjames.ie

Clodagh McLoughlin, Deputy Head of Learning & Development, Centre for Learning & Development, Tallaght University Hospital, E: clodagh.mcloughlin@tuh.ie