2021/2022

MSc (End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics) (not on offer in 2021/22)

NFQ Level 9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The MSc (End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics) is available as a part-time programme and runs over two calendar years (24 months) from the date of first registration for the programme.

For the MSc (End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics), students complete modules to the value of 90 credits in total comprising 45 credits in Part 1 and 45 credits in Part 2.

Part 1 (year one) of the programme consists of theory modules to the value of 45 credits:

MH6017 End-of-Life Decision-making and the Role of Legal Rights (10 credits)
MH6099 Introduction to End-of-Life Decision-making (5 credits)
MH6102 The Ethics of Cure and Care (10 credits)
MH6112 Ethical Controversies in End-of-Life Care (10 credits)
PH6045 The Philosophy of Death and Dying (10 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
Part 2 (year two) of the programme consists of theory modules to the value of 45 credits:

MH6101 Ethical Governance (5 credits)
MH6113 Dissertation in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics (30 credits)
MH6114 Philosophical and Empirical Research Methodologies (10 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Exit award: Postgraduate Certificate in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics (NFQ Level 9, Minor Award)
Students who pass taught modules to the value of 30 credits from any combination of the 10 credit modules offered in Part 1 may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics.

A student who wishes to continue progression for the degree of Master must complete the programme within 5 academic years from the date of successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate Examinations, subject to the programme being available.

Exit award: Postgraduate Diploma in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
Students who pass taught modules to the value of 60 credits from any combination of the 5 and 10 credit modules offered in Part 1 and Part 2 may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics.

A student who subsequently wishes to continue progression for the degree of Master must complete the programme within 5 academic years from the date of successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma Examinations, subject to the programme being available.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc in End-of-Life Heathcare Ethics (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in End-of-Life Heathcare Ethics (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Certificate in End-of-Life Heathcare Ethics (NFQ Level 9, Minor Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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