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Healthcare Practice - Professional Doctorate

Course Details

Course Code: PHHEPRTFAD

Available: Part- Time Full- Time

Duration: 3 Years Full Time, 5 years Part Time

Award: Postgraduate

Qualification: NFQ Level 10 Major Award

Faculty: Education and Health Sciences

Course Type: Taught 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
Tel:
+353 61 234279
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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 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) or Part-time (6 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.

 

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) 

 

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.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

  • Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
  • Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
  • TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
  • IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
  • English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
  • GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
  • Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B
  • GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

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.
  • English language qualification if English is not your first language
  • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)