NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Interdisciplinary College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA, PDip DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 18–19 COURSE INSTANCE(S): MA: 1HP1, full-time; 1HP4, part-time; PDip: 1HM1, full-time; 1HM7, part-time FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. GARDA VETTING/POLICE CLEARANCE: Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme. Please see page 285 for further information. WHEN TO APPLY : NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply. 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Gain valuable experience: As well as getting workplace experience, students have the opportunity to engage with international health promotion research projects, including the development of evidence-based policy and practice. . 2. Accredited programme: Accredited by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education. Graduates can join the global voluntary register as Health Promotion Practitioners. 3. Expert research staff: Lecturing staff are involved in research in the Health Promotion Research Centre, a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CONTACT Dr Jane Sixsmith T: +353 91 493 466 E:

Health Promotion

Your Course The MA/PDip programme aims to provide you with professional education and training, which includes a work placement, in the core competencies of health promotion practice by providing the following: • Theoretical background in the concepts and principles of health promotion; • Determinants of physical, mental and social well-being; • Application of health promotion interventions across diverse population groups, topics and settings; • Critical role of the research process in the development of knowledge and best practice in health promotion. The MA incorporates the taught component of the PDip together with a minor dissertation based on original research. An optional European dimension module entails a placement in another EU member state. A full list of modules is on the course website. Career Opportunities A variety of career opportunities in Ireland and abroad exist for graduates of this International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) accredited programme. Graduates are qualified to pursue a full-time career in health promotion or to incorporate health promotion principles into their work, especially those in the health and education sectors. Graduates are employed in statutory, voluntary, community and academic positions in a number of roles, including dedicated health promotion specialist posts. Minimum Entry Requirements As Health Promotion is a multidisciplinary field, we consider applications from candidates with a primary degree from a related discipline. For the MA, eligibility for the programme is an honours degree. For the PDip, a primary degree at any level is generally required. The programme board evaluates each applicant’s academic record and relevant professional experience and assesses the applicant’s level of motivation and suitability from the personal statement submitted as part of the online application. FIND OUT MORE AT: health-promotion.html

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