NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Medicine College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc/PDipSc DURATION: 24 months (MSc); 12 months (PDip) NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1HSP1, 1HSP3, MSc; 1HSP9, PDipSc. FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: 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. CONTACT Dr Paul O’Connor PhD E: Professor Dara Byrne FRCSI CHSE A E:; Ms Sylvia McDonagh T: +353 91 493 227 E: 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. The courses are delivered online allowing you to study at a time that is convenient and from any part of the world. 2. You will be provided with the skills required to run a simulation programme or centre so that you can progress your career goals.

Healthcare Simulation & Patient Safety

Your Course If you are a healthcare provider, are involved in education and research or have an interest in patient safety, then this course will be important for you. Healthcare simulation is the modern way to educate healthcare providers and is now a central part of health professions education. It encompasses manikin-based training task trainers for procedural skills, simulated participants for communication skills and virtual/augmented reality. By completing the diploma, you will learn how to use simulation in your own organisation. You will also learn how to use healthcare simulation for quality improvement. By completing the master ’s programme you will go on to learn how to use simulation for research. Career Opportunities The main goal of the course is to develop expertise in design and implementation of healthcare simulation. This will allow you to become a leader in education and open up opportunities in senior academic posts within healthcare. For those with an interest in patient safety, you will gain expertise in human factors and how healthcare processes can be improved. If running a simulation centre, you will develop skills in stakeholder engagement and demonstrate a return on investment allowing you to progress to senior management positions within organisations. Minimum Entry Requirements An honours bachelor degree at NFQ Level 8 in a relevant healthcare discipline. Evidence of at least three years’ equivalent academic/ professional experience will be considered. Demonstrated interest in simulation important. FIND OUT MORE AT: OR

3. The course is a unique combination of healthcare

simulation and patient safety that includes research using healthcare simulation.

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