Course Overview

The programme is aimed at Master’s prepared graduates who wish to gain a teaching qualification. Broadly the programme develops nurses’/midwives’ expertise and understanding of teaching in higher education clinical settings.

The programme is comprised of three taught modules and three competency assessments. To support learners' skill development, they are expected to complete 100 hours of teaching/facilitation during the programme. Learners are also expected to gain expertise in a wide range of teaching methods including lecturing, clinical teaching in both laboratory and clinical settings, and working with small groups using experimental approaches.

Special Features

The course is approved by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann and has a clinical focus, offering opportunities to develop specialist skills. The programme is offered through a blended learning format - a combination of online and face-to-face learning and teaching. Blended learning is an innovative and exible approach to learning making it possible to combine working full-time with studying.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who Teaches this Course

Professor Kathleen Murphy, RN, RNT, Dip Nursing, Dip Nursing Education, MSc, BA, PhD
Dr. Adeline Cooney, M MedSc, BNS, RGN, RNT, PhD
Siobhán Smyth, RMN, Dip CPN; RNT; PGDip CHSE; BNS (Hons); MSc 

Requirements and Assessment

Modules are assessed using a combination of coursework and teaching assessment. To support their skill development, students are expected to complete 100 hours of teaching/facilitation during the programme. Students are also expected to gain expertise in a wide range of teaching methods, lecturing, clinical teaching in both laboratory and clinical settings, and working with small groups using experimental approaches.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

1. Have successfully completed a Master’s in Nursing/ Midwifery or its equivalent;

2. Be a registered nurse on the General, Mental Health, or Learning Disability Nurse divisions of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann;

3. Have practised as a nurse/midwife for a minimum of three years post-registration (exclusive of post- registration/educational programmes);

4. Have negotiated a placement in a School/Department of Nursing/Midwifery Education establishment, which will provide the opportunity to meet the
practice requirements of this programme.


Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time

Next start date

September 2016

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

10

Closing Date

Please refer to the review/closing date website.

Next start date

September 2016

NFQ level

Mode of study

Blended learning.

ECTS weighting

60

Award

CAO

PAC code

GYM14

Course Outline

Modules:

  • Engaging Students in Their Learning
  • Designing for Learning
  • Teaching Effectively
  • Teaching Competency Assessment 1, 2, and 3
  • Electronic Teaching Portfolio (E-Portfolio)

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates have found employment in the health services.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€4,845 p.a. 2016/17

Fees: Tuition

€4,521 p.a. 2016/17

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2016/17

Fees: Non EU

€13,750 p.a. 2016/17

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