M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. Specialist Nursing - Renal


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


  • NU7521 Haemodialysis and Allied Therapies Nursing
  • NU7522 Nephrology Nursing
  • NU7523 Transplant and Peritoneal Dialysis Nursing
  • NU7524 Supervised Practice Placement (Renal)


  • 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, T: +353 18963005

Olivia Kelly, Renal Clinical Facilitator, Tallaght University Hospital, E: olivia.kelly@tuh.ie 

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

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