End of Life Healthcare Ethics (MSc)

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

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About End of Life Healthcare Ethics at University College Cork

Overview

The MSc in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics is a unique ground-breaking multidisciplinary course that will enable you to identify, research and critically evaluate the ethical, professional, legal and philosophical underpinnings of end-of-life decisions and care in hospital and healthcare settings. It will normally be undertaken part-time over a two-year period. The course is primarily intended for health professionals (e.g. registered nurses, doctors, consultants, directors of nursing, pharmacists, speech therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists); allied professionals (e.g. hospital and nursing home administrators, social workers, chaplains, psychologists, members of clinical and research ethics committees); solicitors; theologians, counsellors; journalists and members of the general public with a keen interest in the subject area. For further information please see EndofLifeHealthCareEthicsBrochure2015 (3,810kB)

Below please find information in relation to a scholarship which is available for this programme

EndofLifeHealthCareEthicsScholarship2015 (119kB)

Course Details

You will complete modules to the value of 90 credits in total; 45 credits in Part 1 and 45 credits in Part 2.

PART 1 (Year 1)

Modules:

Introduction to End-of-Life Decision-making (5 credits)

The Ethics of Cure and Care (10 credits)

End-of-Life Decision-making and the Role of Legal Rights (10 credits)

The Philosophy of Death and Dying (10 credits)Ethical Controversies in End-of-Life Care (10 Credits)

PART 2 (Year 2)

Modules:

Ethical Governance (5 Credits)

Dissertation (30 Credits)

Philosophical and Empirical Research Methodologies (10 credits)

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Fact File

Course Code: CKX32 Part-time

Course Title: End of Life Healthcare Ethics

College: Medicine and Health

Duration: 2 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Qualifications: MSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee EUR 4,000. Two years part-time, per year. See information below under "overview" regarding scholarships for this programme.

2017 Entry Requirements: Honours primary degree (minimum 2H1) in a relevant subject (e.g. nursing, medicine, pharmacy, clinical therapies, philosophy, law, theology, social sciences) or in any discipline and either have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field or show evidence of at least two year's work experience in a relevant field. Applicants with a 2H2 will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. See Detailed Entry Requirements.

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11th September 2017

Course Practicalities

In Part 1, you are expected to attend college for lectures, tutorials and seminars for the last Monday and Tuesday of each month (September 2014-May 2015) and for one block-week: March, 2015).

In Part 2, you are expected to attend college for the last Monday and Tuesday of each month (September 2015 – December 2015). On successful completion of a dissertation, to be submitted in July 2016, you will be awarded an MSc in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics.

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, group discussions, seminars, and workshops. You will also identify and critically discuss challenging cases drawn from clinical practice, engage in debates and participate in simulated court proceedings. You are required to have internet access for online learning and discussion boards where appropriate.

Assessment

For further details on the assessment of this course contact:

Dr.Tom AndrewsLecturer,

School of Nursing and Midwifery

University College Cork Cork Ireland

Email: t.andrews@ucc.ie

Tel: (021) 490 1465

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here.

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

Please note that you will be asked to fill ina supplementary information form as part of the applications process for thisprogramme. This form is available to view hereSupplementaryquestionsckx32 (81kB).

Further Contact Information

Sheila Hedderman

Senior Executive Assistant

Email: s.hedderman@ucc.ie

Te;: +353(0)21 4901560/1555/2159

Study options for this course

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Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee EUR 4,000. Two years part-time, per year. See information below under "overview" regarding scholarships for this programme.

2017 Entry Requirements: Honours primary degree (minimum 2H1) in a relevant subject (e.g. nursing, medicine, pharmacy, clinical therapies, philosophy, law, theology, social sciences) or in any discipline and either have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field or show evidence of at least two year's work experience in a relevant field. Applicants with a 2H2 will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. See Detailed Entry Requirements.

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11th September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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