Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice - Professional Doctorate


    About This Professional Doctorate

    Course Description

    The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme 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.

    Overview

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

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

    Details

    • Level 10 Doctoral Programme
    • Full-time (3 years) 
    • One intake per year (September)
    • Open to all Health Care Professionals (Inter-professional)

    Advantages of Studying at the University of Limerick

    • Blended Learning approach to support student learning
    • Variety of assessment strategies to suit adult learners
    • Excellent library facilities
    • Dedicated student supports (Writing Centre, Student Advisory System, Blended Learning)

    The programme is delivered through blended learning which involves a combination of online and single on-campus workshop days. The workshop days are scheduled in the first two years across the semesters as follows:

    Semester 1 (Autumn Year 1) = 7 days 

    Semester 2 (Spring Year 1) = 4 days

    Semester 4 (Autumn Year 2) = 4 days 

    Exact days and dates will depend on the college calendar.

    Additional tutorial and research supervision days will be arranged throughout the three year programme with individual supervisory teams.

    See website for module information.

    Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.


    Visit the Healthcare Practice - Professional Doctorate page on the University of Limerick website for more details!

    Entry 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.


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