The students in the Obesity (Nursing) programme of the National University of Ireland, Galway will develop in-depth knowledge of the various therapeutic strategies available to patients and will understand the factors underlying variations in the obesity phenotype. Students will also appreciate the potential benefits and disadvantages of various population level strategies that can be formulated to address the obesity crisis, and the societal, political and legislative challenges faced in deploying these.
The School of Nursing at NUI Galway is uniquely well placed to deliver this course, which forms part of an integrated suite of masters programmes including cardiovascular disease prevention, diabetes and clinical research. It will be delivered by clinical academic staff attached to the regional bariatric service, providing multidisciplinary medical, nursing, surgical, dietetic and psychological care to patients with severe and complicated obesity. By utilising already well established core academic nursing modules, its relevance to advanced nursing practice and health service leadership development is enhanced.
On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma / Masters of Health Sciences Obesity, which are Level 9 NFQ awards, a registered nurse would be eligible to apply for clinical nurse specialist roles in obesity care in the primary care or hospital setting, in line with HSE strategic priorities to develop a comprehensive clinical programme for obesity.
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- Obesity in the Population
- Obesity in the Patient
- Clinical Governance: Supporting Safe Practice
- Clinical Competence
- Service Improvement
- Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPublic Health Nursing Health Sciences View 100 other Masters in Public Health in Ireland
In order to be considered for entry to the programme applicants must have a 2.1 degree and meet the following entry requirements:
- be registered as a general nurse
- hold an active general nursing registration
- have a minimum of one year’s post-registration experience
However, there will be special consideration for cases where applicants have demonstrated aptitude for the course material through three years of high-level experience in an obesity-related field (relevant to their background).Candidates coming to Ireland from abroad, or who do not have a degree from Ireland or the UK, will be asked to provide evidence of an acceptable result in one of the recognised English language proficiency tests, e.g., IELTS total score of 6.5.
International15450 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15450 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA6700 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6700 EUR per year during 24 months.
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