Advanced Pain Management

University College Dublin


Course Name Advanced Pain Management
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code X720
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: September 2021
Application Date Closing Date: 31st August 2021

Applications are made online through UCD Applications. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview (either face-to-face or via telecommunication) as part of the admission process.

Please note that all applicants are required to pay a €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.
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Duration 2 years part-time.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+• Applicants must be active registered health care professionals
• Applicants must have acquired a level 8 academic award in health or allied health care discipline
• Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years post-registration clinical experi...


Expand+Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) applications must be submitted online through your SISWeb account.
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Course Content

Expand+MSc Advanced Pain Management.

This programme was developed in collaboration with Mater Miserciordiae University Hospital (MMUH) and the specialist pain modules will be facilitated by Professor Laserina O’Connor and colleagues in the Department o...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Programme Structure
This is a two year programme, with two trimesters in year one and two trimesters in year two.

Year One
- Leadership & Organisational Dynamics (Autumn Trimester)
- Pain Management (Autumn Trimester)
- Acute and Persistent ...

Assessment Method Assessments are varied (Algorithm, Case Study, MCQ, OSLER, Dissertation) throughout the programme. In addition, students complete pain placements in year one and across varied clinical settings as part of their Advanced Clinical Practicum, trimester one in year two. Students also maintain a clinical portfolio, which outlines the learning goals and objectives for personal development towards advanced practice.
Number of Credits 100
Further Enquiries General Enquiries:
Paul Masterson
Senior Executive Assistant
B105, UCD Health Sciences Centre
+353 1 716 6448

Academic Enquiries:
Professor Laserina O' Connor
Programme Director
C123, CD Health Sciences Centre
+353 1 716 6460
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