Nursing - Peri-operative Nursing (MSc, PG Dip)

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
MSc, PG Dip

How long you will study
1 Years

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About Nursing - Peri-operative Nursing at University College Cork


All postgraduate programmes contain some element of blended learning. This means that modules are delivered on campus with face-to-face contact with lectures (teaching and learning strategies include lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials) in combination with some online content delivery using our virtual learning environment Blackboard (teaching and learning strategies include module study guides, discussion boards, audio/visual resources and online assessments/activities).

Prior to commencing the course each student taking a blended module will be provided with an orientation to Blackboard and training on how to use the online technology within the course. IT support will be given to students throughout the duration of the course.

Course Details

For the MSc in Nursing, students choose one of the available pathways and complete modules to the value of 90 credits in total comprising 60 credits in Year 1 (and may opt to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma award) and 30 credits in Year 2.

NOTE - For students who complete the programme without opting to take an exit route award, the Academic Transcript of Examination Results will state the cumulative nature of the award as relevant to pathway speciality.


The first year of each programme pathway consists of theory modules to the value of 50 credits and a clinical practicum/practice module to the value of 10 credits. These modules (both shared and pathway specific) are listed below.

Pathway 4: Peri-operative Nursing

Theory modules

NU6005 Research Methods (10 credits)
NU6053 Ethics for Specialist Practice (5 credits)

NU6070 Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery(10 credits)

NU6084 Clinical Examination Skills (10 credits)

NU6086 Peri-operative Specialist Nursing (15 credits)

Clinical Practice/Practicum module

NU6040 Perioperative Nursing Clinical Practice (10 credits)

Fact File

Course Code: CKW07 Full-time

Course Title: Nursing - Peri-operative Nursing

College: Medicine and Health

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

All students will be registered on the postgraduate diploma in their first year. They can then apply to transfer to the MSC Year 2 of the programme should they wish.

Qualifications: PG Dip / MSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2015/2016 Irish/EU EUR 7,500 (per academic year)Fees for 2016/17 TBC

2016 Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements

Closing Date: Not on offer 2017/2018

Next Intake: Not on offer 2017/2018

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme. This form is available to view from here SupplementaryFormCKW07 (60kB)All required documentation must either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.

Please note that if an applicant is successful in gaining a place, and is unable to register in that year, deferrals are not permitted. Students are, however, welcome to reapply, and the previous cancellation will not affect any subsequent UCC application.

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  • The awardMSc, PG DipHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2015/2016 Irish/EU EUR 7,500 (per academic year)Fees for 2016/17 TBC

2016 Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements

Closing Date: Not on offer 2017/2018

Next Intake: Not on offer 2017/2018

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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