Course Details

Course Code:
PHHEPRTFAD/PHHEPRTPAD
Available:
Part-Time
Full-Time
Duration:
3 Years Full Time, 6 Years Part Time
Award:
Postgraduate
Qualification:
NFQ Level 10 Major Award
Faculty: Education and Health Sciences
Course Type: Taught, Research, Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name: Prof. Alice Coffey
Address: Dept. of Nursing & Midwifery Email: Alice.Coffey@ul.ie

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Brief Description

The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme will facilitate students to develop
advanced skills in designing and conducting research and practice based inquiry relevant to their
own area of practice. These skills are applicable to a variety of careers in healthcare, government
and non-profit (voluntary) organisations. The programme is also available on a Part Time basis, please contact nm@ul.ie.

The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme will facilitate students to develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research and practice based inquiry relevant to their own area of practice. These skills are applicable to a variety of careers in healthcare, government
and non-profit (voluntary) organisations.The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme will highlight specialist and transferable research skills within a programme consisting of taught modules and research thesis conducted over three years (full-time) or five years (part-time).
The programme was developed and designed in conjunction with health service partners.

Details

  • Level 10 Doctoral Programme
  • Full-time (3 years) 
  • One intake per year (September)
  • Open to all Health Care Professionals (Inter-professional)

Advantages of Studying at the  University of Limerick

  • Blended Learning approach to support student learning
  • Variety of assessment strategies to suit adult learners
  • Excellent library facilities
  • Dedicated student supports (Writing Centre, Student Advisory System, Blended Learning)

The programme is delivered through blended learning which involves a combination of online and single on-campus workshop days. The workshop days are scheduled in the first two years across the semesters as follows:
Semester 1 (Autumn Year 1) = 7 days 
Semester 2 (Spring Year 1) =  4 days
Semester 4  (Autumn Year 2) = 4 days 
Exact days and dates will depend on the college calendar.
Additional tutorial and research supervision days will be arranged throughout the three year programme with individual supervisory teams.

Full Time

Year 1 Autumn Semester Year 1 Spring Semester Year 1 Summer Semester
  • ​Introduction to e-learning (2 weeks) – online orientation prior to commencing the programme
  • ​NM8001 Theoretical underpinnings of Practised based Injury (15 ECTS)
  • ES8021 Introduction to Postgraduate Researach (6 ECTS, P/F)
  • NM8012 Health Professional Leadership (15 ECTS)
  • NM8003 Independent Enquiry (12 ECTS)
  • NM8022 Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation modul 4 (12 ECTS P/F)

 

 

  • NM8013 Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 2 (30 ECTS P/F)
Year 2 Autumn Semester Year 2 Spring Semester  Year 2 Summer Semester
  • NM8002 Translational Research C15 ECTS P/F)
  • ES8004 Postgraduate Professional Porfolio (9 ECTS)
  • MNM8004 Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 3 (6 ECTS P/F) 
  • NM8005 Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 4 (30 ECTS P/F)

 

 

 

 

  • NM8006 Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 5 (30 ECTS P/F)

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Autumn Semester Year 3 Spring Semester Year 3 Summer Semester
  • NM8007 Healthcare Practice Reearch Dissertation module 6 (30 ECTS P/F)
  • NM8008 Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 7 (30 ECTS P/F)
  • NM8009 Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 8 (30 ECTS, VIVA P/F) 

Part Time 

Year 1 – Autumn

Year 1 – Spring

Year 1 - Summer

ES8021 – Introduction to Postgraduate Research (6 credits)

NM8003 – Independent Enquiry (12 credits)

NM8022 - Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 01 (12 credits)

NM8004 – Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 03 (6 credits)

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 – Autumn

Year 2 – Spring

Year 2 - Summer

NM8001 – Theoretical Underpinnings of Practice Based Enquiry (15 credits)

NM8024 - Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 02A (15 credits)

NM8025 - Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 02B (15 credits)

 

 

 

Year 3 – Autumn

Year 3 – Spring

Year 3 - Summer

NM8002 – Translational Research (15 credits)

NM8012 – Health Professional Leadership (15 credits)

NM8033 - Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 05A (15 credits)

 

 

 

Year 4 – Autumn

Year 4 – Spring

Year 4 - Summer

NM8007 - Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 06 (30 credits)

NM8042 - Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 04A (15 credits)

NM8043 - Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 04B (15 credits)

 

 

 

Year 5 – Autumn

Year 5 – Spring

Year 5 - Summer

ES8004 – Postgraduate Professional Portfolio (9 credits)

NM8052 - Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 07A (15 credits)

NM8053 - Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 07B (15 credits)

 

 

 

Year 6 – Autumn

Year 6 – Spring

Year 6 - Summer

NM8061 - Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 08A (15 credits)

NM8062 - Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 08B (15 credits)

NM8063 - Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation 09 (15 credits)

 

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

Masters Level 9 (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Must also satisfy the English Language Requirements for the University. Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration with their relevant regulatory professional body. Indicate area of interest/area of research and area of practice.

What to include with your Application

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • A research proposal:  This  proposal should include (1) a short background description of the topic area (2) the research aims and objectives (3)  research methodology, including how the data will be collected (4) Bibliography / list of references as appropriate.
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    AND
    • English language competency certificate

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EU - €5,100 Full-time /€3,570 Part-time 

Non- EU - €14,300 Full-time / €10,010 Part-time

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email student.fees.office@ul.ie.)

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