Nursing - Orthopaedic Nursing (MSc, PG Dip)

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
MSc, PG Dip

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Nursing - Orthopaedic Nursing at University College Cork

Overview

The philosophy underpinning the PGDip Orthopaedic Nursing is valuing the concept of the specialist role of the orthopaedic nurse as persons experience musculoskeletal disorders. The course seeks to validate this through the development of expert orthopaedic nursing to meet the complex needs of adults in a variety of care settings. This programme is a Postgraduate Diploma, 30 credits of a level nine prgramme of the National Framework of Qualifications (National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI), 2003).

Course Details

Course Practicalities

For each 10 credit module there is an estimated 200 hours Student Workload. The breakdown of these hours is: 184 hours distance online and technology learning, and 16 hours of face-to-face contact in Brookfield Health Science Complex. The breakdown for 5 credit theory modules will be half the hours stated above for 10 credit modules. Each 10 credit model runs for 6 weeks and each 5 credit module runs for 4 weeks. The practice modules involve direct clinical placement learning to meet Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland requirements.

Semester 1 September to December (16 weeks) contains 2x 10 credit modules and 1x 5 credit module. The student is required to attend 3 x 8 hour days and 4 x 4 hour days on campus in semester 1 for workshops, lectures and tutorials. The remainder of content is delivered online using our virtual learning environment Blackboard. Learning strategies include module study guides, discussion boards, audio/visual resources and online assessments/activities.

Semester 2January to May (16 weeks) contains 2x 10 credit module and 1x 5 credit module. The student is required to attend 4 x 8 hours days and 2 x 4 hours days on campus in semester 2 for workshops, lectures and tutorials. The remainder of content is delivered online using our virtual learning environment Blackboard. Learning strategies include module study guides, discussion boards, teleconferencing and online assessments.

Students will be required to prepare and submit a E-portfolio on professional development activities relating to clinical practice placement.

The programme consists of modules to the value of 60 credits:

Theory modules (blended learning)

NU6005 Research Methods (10 credits)

NU6053 Ethics for Specialist Practice (5 credits)

NU6070 Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery (10 credits)

NU6129 Rheumatology Nursing (5 Credits)

NU6127 Orthopaedic Elective Nursing – adult (10 credits)

NU6128 Orthopaedic Trauma Nursing – adult (10 credits)

Clinical Practice/Practicum modules

NU6130 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 1 (5 credits)

NU6131 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 2 (5 Credits)

Fact File

Course Code: CKW17 Full-time & Part-time

Course Title: Nursing - Orthopaedic Nursing

College: Medicine and Health

Duration: Year 1 Full-time; Year 2 Part-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

This programme will be taught online.

All Students will be initially registered for the postgraduate diploma in nursing full time. If a student wishes to progress to the masters they will be registered for the 2nd year part time.

Qualifications: PG Dip / MSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: EU fee for 2015/2016 is EUR 7,000 (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

Course Practicalities

Course Practicalities

For each 10 credit module there is an estimated 200 hours Student Workload. The breakdown of these hours is: 184 hours distance online and technology learning, and 16 hours of face-to-face contact in Brookfield Health Science Complex. The breakdown for 5 credit theory modules will be half the hours stated above for 10 credit modules. Each 10 credit model runs for 6 weeks and each 5 credit module runs for 4 weeks. The practice modules involve direct clinical placement learning to meet Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland requirements.

For further information see course details.

Assessment

A range of assessments are used throughout the programme including written assignments, online activities (E.activities) and a Competency book is completed for the practice modules

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc.

Further Contact Information

Sheila Hedderman, sheila.hedderman@ucc.ie; 00 353 21 4901560

Helen Forbes, h.forbes@ucc.ie; 00 353 21 4901555

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMSc, PG DipHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: EU fee for 2015/2016 is EUR 7,000 (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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