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Palliative Care

Trinity College Dublin

M.Sc.
24 months
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About

The aim of this inter-disciplinary course is to provide an opportunity for students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence based approach to their practice and to critically explore and critique palliative care service provision. 

Overview

This M.Sc. in Palliative Care is open to a wide range of professionals who have experience in delivering a palliative care approach within practice within the last two years. The aim of this inter-disciplinary course is to provide an opportunity for students to develop a comprehensive academic and evidence based approach to their practice and to critically explore and critique palliative care service provision. For the duration of the course| students need to be employed in an area where the principles of palliative care are operationalised when caring for individuals with life threatening illness and their families.

Practice is an integral component to the MSc Palliative Care course and as such, students are required to engage in critical analysis of their practice in relation to applying the principles of Ethics and Law, Research, Pain and Symptom Management and Psycho Social Care. Students engaging in this course will concurrently be providing care to persons with Palliative Care needs and their families, at their usual (or base) clinical site. In addition, and in order to expand on students' knowledge and experience in Palliative Care, a total of one hundred and twenty hours of supernumerary clinical placements will be established with the co-operation of clinical sites within and beyond St Francis Hospice services. The difference in client caseload that each site offers will further enhance the richness of clinical exposure for the student and challenge their ability to adapt their clinical skills to match a variety of client groups. These placements will take place across a variety of clinical placement sites and may include:

  • Specialist Palliative Care
  • Paediatric Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and/or dementia.

Programme Structure

Year One

  • Palliative care philosophy, concepts and debates 

  • Palliative approaches to pain and symptom management

  • Psychosocial, spiritual and therapeutic issues in palliative care

  • Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare

  • Leadership and Quality Improvement in Healthcare

and a choice between one of the two following modules:

  • Clinical Practicum or

  • Ethics and Law in Healthcare

Year Two

  • Dissertation 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
63

Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates for the course must have a minimum of one year's experience in delivering a palliative care approach within practice within the last two years| and for the duration of the course| be employed in an area where the principles of palliative care are operationalized when caring for individuals with life threatening illness and their families. Hold an honors degree in a health professional or related subject area. Or otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.

Tuition Fee

TBC 

Funding

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Due for update

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