Course Overview

This programme is designed for registered general nurses who wish to pursue a specialism in oncology nursing.

Students are required to undertake their clinical practice in an approved clinical practice setting within Ireland, normally within the students' own work setting.  Students may also be required to undertake additional placement(s) in order to meet the programme’s learning outcomes.

The full-time programme is offered full-time over two calendar years. On completion of Year 1 students have the option of being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or (if they have achieved the minimum 60% average mark across these modules) may progress onto the second year to complete the MSc programme.

A blended learning approach is adopted in the delivery of this programme. Students are required to attend face to face workshops for a total of 12 days across the programme. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours before completing this programme. 

SPECIAL FEATURES

The course 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 flexible approach to learning, making it possible to combine working full-time with studying. This course is approved by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

 

Top up: 

 

Applicants who have completed a specialist nursing PGDip in NUI Galway and who have attained at least 60%  in their final mark are eligible to apply for year two of our specialist masters programmes via www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduateapplications.  Please contact the programme leader directly to discuss your eligibility (additional requirements may apply).

 

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

See full staff list here.

Requirements and Assessment

Modules are assessed using a combination of coursework and teaching assessments.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  1. Be a registered nurse on the General Nurse division of the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI);
  2. Have a minimum of one year of post-registration experience (exclusive of post-registration courses);
  3. Be currently working in an approved oncology care setting and have as a minimum six months’ clinical experience in this specialist area;
  4. Satisfy the selection panel of ability to complete the programme;
  5. Provide written support from their employer that they will be able to access this client group across the programme;
  6. Have an honours bachelor’s degree at NFQ Level 8 in nursing or a comparable qualification. Applicants who do not hold an Honours degree or Higher Diploma (Level 8) must demonstrate that they have successfully completed (in the previous two years) a module at Level 9. Please consult the professional credit awards at Level 9 at: www.nuigalway.ie/pca/pca.html.

Top up: 
Applicants who have completed a specialist nursing PGDip in NUI Galway and who have attained at least 60%  in their final mark are eligible to apply for year two of our specialist masters programmes via www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduateapplications.  Please contact the programme leader directly to discuss your eligibility (additional requirements may apply).


Additional Requirements

Duration

2 years full-time (option to leave with PDip after 1 year)

Next start date

September 2019 | Start date for top-up course—1 September 2019

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

15

Closing Date

Please refer to the review/closing date website.

NFQ level

Mode of study

Blended learning & workshops

ECTS weighting

90

Award

CAO

Course code

1MDOH1—full-time
1MDO3—top up

Course Outline

Students will complete 3 core and 3 specialist modules in the 1st year (60 ECTS). Eligible students will then complete a research dissertation (30 ECTS) in the 2nd year.

Modules

Students will complete 3 core and 3 specialist modules in the 1st year (60 ECTS). Eligible students will then complete a research dissertation (30 ECTS) in the 2nd year.

Modules

  •       Service Improvement (10 credits—core) 
  •       Clinical Governance: Supporting Safe Practice (10 credits—core) 
  •       Advanced Research Methods (10 credits—core) 
  •       Clinical Assessment 1 
  •       Clinical Assessment 2 
  •       Nursing Management of Patients living with a diagnosis of cancer (10 credits—specialist)
  •       Nursing Management of Patients living with a hematological condition  (10 credits—specialist)
  •       Living with and beyond cancer  (10 credits—specialist)

Module details for Oncology top-up course

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Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates have found employment and promotion opportunities nationally and internationally in clinical nurse specialist roles and clinical trials (oncology).

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,500 p.a. Yr 1; €3,250 Yr 2. 2019/20

Fees: Tuition

€6,276 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2018/19

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