M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. Specialist Nursing - Intensive Care

Intensive Care

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


  • NU7541 Nursing Care and Management of Critically Ill with Multi System Dysfunction
  • NU7542 Principles of Intensive Care Nursing
  • NU7543 Assessment of the Critically Ill
  • NU7544 Supervised Practice Placement (Intensive care)


  • 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. The assessment of clinical competence will focus on the acquisition of specialist competencies and the clinical assessments will be carried out throughout the clinical placements.

Each student will receive a planned clinical placement timetable for the duration of the course. During the course educational and clinical facilitators will offer personal and professional support to each student.

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

Binila Kurian, Clinical Facilitator, Intensive Care Unit, Tallaght University Hospital, E: Binila.Kurian@amnch.ie

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