UCC Postgraduate courses

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Code

    CKX12

  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    2 years Part-time

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Qualifications

    MSc

  • EU Fees 2019

    €4,105 (Year 1); €4,105 (Year 2)
    See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Non-EU Fees 2019

    €4,105

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    31 July 2019

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    31st July

  • Start Date

    9 September 2019

Course Outline

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 speciality, 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

(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.

Year 2

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

Additional Teaching Mode Information

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Modules

Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar

You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Course Practicalities

Lectures, directed study, workshops, courses, research project, assessments, developing clinical skills.

Assessment

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.

Who teaches this course

Dr Keelin O’Donoghue: overall course coordinator and lecturer, OG6003 Fetal Medicine module coordinator and OG6004 research module coordinator

Professor Richard Greene: OG6001 Basic Obstetrics module coordinator and lecturer

Dr Mairead O’Riordan: OG6002 Maternal Medicine module coordinator and lecturer

Dr Noirín Russell: OG6005 Basic Gynaecology module coordinator and lecturer

Dr Cathy Burke: OG6006 General Gynaecology module coordinator and lecturer

Dr Orfhlaith O'Sullivan: 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

Why Choose This Course

Skills and Careers Information

Having completed all modules of the MSc in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, you will have a sound knowledge and comprehension of obstetrics and gynaecology, including the scientific foundation of the specialty, management of clinical problems and practical procedures. In addition, the course will develop your evaluative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, allowing you to apply this knowledge and deliver a high-quality service to your patients. The course also aims to enable you to undertake research and evidence-based practice.

Requirements

Entry Requirements

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

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here

International/non-EU applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Fees and Costs

The EU fee for this course is €4,105 (Year 1); €4,105 (Year 2).

The Non-EU fee for this course is €4,105.

Full-time/Part-time fee:

If your course is offered full time and part time, normally the fee for the part-time course is half the full-time fee per year, please check the fact file for confirmation.

Deposits:

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

EU student fee payment:

Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.

International student fee payment:

Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.

How can I pay?

By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.

Questions?

If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at fees@ucc.ie .

Non-EU Fees

The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.

How Do I Apply

1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online

Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.

3. Gather Supporting Documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
  • Any supplementary forms requested for your course.

Please log into PAC for more details.

4. Application processing timeline

Our online application system PAC opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details. 

Rounds

For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here

Questions on how to apply?

Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.

Additional Requirements (All Applicants)

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

 

The closing date for non-EU applications is 31st July

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