Students are required to undertake their clinical practice in an approved clinical practice setting within Ireland, normally within the students' own work setting. Students may also be required to undertake additional placement(s) in order to meet the programme’s learning outcomes.The full-time programme is offered full-time over two calendar years via blended learning which is a combination of on-line learning and face-to-face workshops. On completion of Year 1 students have the option of being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or (if they have achieved the minimum 60% average mark across these modules) may progress onto the second year to complete the MSc programme.
A blended learning approach is adopted in the delivery of this programme. Students are required to attend face to face workshops for a total of 12 days across the programme. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours before completing this programme.
The Nursing - Acute Medicine course has a clinical focus, offering opportunities to develop specialist skills. The programme is offered through a blended learning format—a combination of online and face-to-face learning and teaching. Blended learning is an innovative and flexible approach to learning, making it possible to combine working full-time with studying. This course has category 2 approval by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
Career OpportunitiesThis course offered by National University of Ireland, Galway is particularly significant as the 2010 Report of the National Acute Medicine Programme (AMP) suggests a new approach to education and training with the development of acute medicine as a specialty for physicians, and the nursing and therapy professions. It further suggests that these nurses must consolidate and expand their knowledge and skills to meet the need for early detailed assessment and development of initial treatment plans. (HSE, 2010). In the future, there may be a demand for clinical nurse specialists and advanced nurse practitioners working in acute medicine, and graduates of this programme will be ideally placed to apply for these types of positions.
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Programme StructureCourses include
- Principles & Practice of Acute Medical Nursing
- Recognising & Responding to Client Deterioration
- Service Improvement
- Clinical Competence
- Clinical Governance: Supporting Safe Practice
- Essential Physical Assessment Skills
- Advanced Research Methods
- Research Dissertation
- 24 months
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DisciplinesHuman Medicine Nursing View 74 other Masters in Nursing in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
An honours Bachelor’s degree at NFQ Level 8 in nursing or a comparable qualification.
Currently employed as a nurse in an Acute Medical Unit (AMUs), Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU), or Medical Assessment Unit (MAU), Short Stay Unit (SSU), or an equivalent clinical setting that has a remit for caring for patients in the acute stage of their medical illness. Applicants must have a minimum of six months’ experience in this setting over the past two years.
Minimum academic and/or professional qualifications and standards required, together with any equivalence that may apply;
Currently employed as a nurse in an Acute Medical Unit (AMUs), Acute Medical Assessment unit (AMAUs) or Medical Assessment Unit (MAUs), Short Stay Unit (SSU), or an equivalent clinical setting that has a remit for caring for patients with acute medical illness’. Applicants must have as a minimum six months clinical experience in this specialist area.
International15700 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15700 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA6900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6900 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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