Nursing - Dementia Care

University of Limerick


Course Name Nursing - Dementia Care
Course Provider University of Limerick
Course Code 82676 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major University of Limerick Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 09/Sep/2019
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Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.
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Duration 2 years full-time. MSNUDCTFAD
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Application Fee An Application Fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank Draft/Cheque will apply to all taught postgraduate programmes.
Entry Requirements

Expand+1. A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

2. Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year

3. Students would normally possess a primary degree( Minimum 2.2) or show eviden...

Comment This programme is designed to respond to the need for increased awareness, understanding and enhancement of services to foster an enriched model of living for persons with dementia. Concepts of quality, person centred care, safety and evidence based practice are central to the philosophy, design and overall delivery of the programme.
Course Content

The overall aim of the Master of Sciencein Nursing(Dementia Care) programme is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance specialist level knowledge and skills in the area of person centred dementia care. A ke...

Subjects Taught Year 1 (Graduate Diploma):
- Health Research Methods - Methodology ( 12 Credits)
- Principles Underpinning Dementia Care (9 Credits)
- Clinical Practicum 1( 9 Credits)

- Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare (12 Credits)
- Therapeutic Interventions in Dementia Care(9Credits)
- Clinical Practicum 2 (9Credits)

Year 2 (Masters):
- Dissertation 1, (9 Credits)

- Dissertation 2 (21 Credits)
Careers or Further Progression Graduate Profile
Successful completion of year one of the master’s programme (Graduate Diploma award) will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for clinical nurse specialist posts. The MSc award on successful completion of year 2 will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for advanced practice posts.
Further Enquiries Dr. Owen Doody, Course Director, Postgraduate Programmes
Department of Nursing and Midwifery
Telephone: 00 353 61 213367, Mobile: 00 353 86 8379781
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