Course Title: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 2 years
Teaching Mode: Part-Time
Part-time 2 years by day. Non-EU applicants who fulfil the entry requirements can apply for this course.
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2014/2015 Irish/EU €4,105 per academic year.
Entry Requirements: Primary medical degree approved by the course committee, hold full professional registration with the Medical Council of Ireland, be employed by an approved hospital and have a letter of consent from your place of employment before registration.
Course Code: CKX12
Closing Date: See detailed application procedure section below
Next Intake: 7th September 2015
The MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a two-year part-time course that will give you a postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynaecology. The course will enhance your academic understanding of the specialty, provided thorough clinical training. The master’s course will also provide structured research opportunities. The course incorporates taught modules, clinical attachments and a minor thesis. The taught modules consist of formal teaching material and course work, individual assignments including case studies and journal reviews, clinical skills teaching and practical exercises, as well as assessment of clinical skills and expected attendance at academic meetings.
You will take 90 credits as follows: three 10-credit modules in year 1 and three 10-credit modules in year 2, with a research dissertation of 30 credits.
(Year 1 may be Obstetrics or Gynaecology, depending on the year of intake)
Modules (30 credits):
OG6001 Basic Obstetrics (10 credits)
OG6002 Maternal Medicine (10 credits)
OG6003 Fetal Medicine (10 credits)
On completion of the above 30 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Obstetrics.
Modules (30 credits):
OG6005 Basic Gynaecology (10 credits)
OG6006 General Gynaecology (10 credits)
OG6007 Specialty Gynaecology (10 credits)
On completion of the above 30 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Gynaecology.
OG004 Research (30 credits)
On completion of the total 60 credits, you can opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or you can complete a research project and submit a minor thesis to be conferred with the MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Fitness to Practise
Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here
Prospective students should:
- have a primary Medical degree approved by the Programme Committee
- hold full professional registration with the Medical Council of Ireland
- be employed by an approved hospital and must have a letter of consent from the hospital of employment before registration
- provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language. Students whose primary language is not English must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with no individual section less than 5.5. Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/how/
Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme. This form is available to view from here SupplementaryQuestionsckx12 (77kB)
All required documentation must either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway
Lectures, directed study, workshops, courses, research project, assessments, developing clinical skills
The course is marked by continuous assessment of attendance, clinical logbook tasks, assignments and end-of-module assessments. In addition, there is an end-of-year, three-hour Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) of each module from the year.
Dr Keelin O’Donoghue: overall course coordinator and lecturer, OG6003 Fetal Medicine module coordinator and OG6004 research module co-ordinator
Professor Richard Greene: OG6001 Basic Obstetrics module coordinator and lecturer
Dr Mairead O’Riordan: OG6002 Maternal Medicine module coordinator and lecturer
Dr Cathy Burke: OG6005 Basic Gynaecology module coordinator and lecturer
Dr Helen McMillan: OG6006 General Gynaecology module coordinator and lecturer
Dr John Coulter: OG6007 Specialist Gynaecology module coordinator and lecturer
Staff members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, CUMH and UCC
Visiting lecturers – clinical and non-clinical