This is a one-year, full-time programme in Public Health Nursing at University College Cork, usually running from September to June inclusive each year.
Students undertake nine modules to the value of 60 credits. There are four blocks of placement with a registered public health nurse in the sponsoring HSE area. If your name is not registered in the Midwives Division of the NMBI Register, you will complete an NMBI approved module or unit of study on maternal and child health as part of the course. Maternity placement of five weeks as part of this module will be in Cork University Maternity Hospital. Total clinical placement accounts for over 23 weeks during the year.
Lectures take place Monday to Friday throughout the year. A typical day would contain 4 to 6 hours of lectures but it is expected that students would spend the remainder of the day in reading around the topic and self-directed learning. Where workshops are scheduled these may run from 9 am to 5 pm. Field trips and self-directed tasks in the community setting are also scheduled.
- Public Health Nursing: Principles and Professional Issues
- Children, Young People and Families
- Adults and Older People in the Community
- Health and Health Promotion: Concepts and Principles
- Maternal and Child Health Nursing
- 12 months
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DisciplinesPublic Health Nursing Health Sciences View 107 other Masters in Public Health in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- This programme is open to Registered General Nurses, currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). Candidates must have a NQF level 8 qualification or demonstrate equivalence using an APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) as detailed on application materials.
- The recruitment and sponsorship of student public health nurses is a national joint application process between the Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and the HSE. Current applicants are required to be registered in the General Nursing Division of the Register of Nurses maintained by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) or entitled to be so registered AND have a minimum of 3 years post-registration general nursing experience
EU/EEA8505 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8505 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Cork
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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