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Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice

University of Limerick
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
14,419 EUR
Start dates
Limerick
14,419 EUR
September 2020

Limerick
14,419 EUR
September 2021

Limerick
14,419 EUR
September 2022

Program description

Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice

The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice program will facilitate students to develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research and practice based inquiry relevant to their own area of practice. These skills are applicable to a variety of careers in healthcare, government and non-profit (voluntary) organisations.

The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice program will highlight specialist and transferable research skills within a program consisting of taught modules and research thesis conducted over three years or five years (part-time).

The program was developed and designed in conjunction with health service partners.

Admission requirements

Masters Level 9 (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Must also satisfy the English Language Requirements for the University. Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration with their relevant regulatory professional body. Indicate area of interest/area of research and area of practice.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

  • Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
  • Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
  • TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
  • IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
  • English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
  • GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
  • Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B
  • GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Introduction to e-learning (2 weeks) – online orientation prior to commencing the program
  • Theoretical underpinnings of Practised based Injury
  • Introduction to Postgraduate Research
  • Health Professional Leadership
  • Independent Enquiry
  • Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 4
  • Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 2

Year 2

  • Translational Research
  • Postgraduate Professional Portfolio
  • Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 3
  • Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 4
  • Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 5

Year 3

  • Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 6
  • Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 7
  • Healthcare Practice Research Dissertation module 8

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Qualification: NFQ Level 10 Major Award

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About this institute

University of Limerick

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...


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Why study at University of Limerick

The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.  

The University of Limerick houses a broad range of world class and specialist equipment and facilities that give students and researchers an immersive and practical approach to their studies and research.

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University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick
Ireland

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