This is the second year of the course. The course is delivered through distance learning. This delivery method allows the student to study at a time that is convenient to them, no matter where they live. The modules are delivered using a combination of multi-media presentations, online discussion boards, and online tutorials. There is no face-to- face requirement for the second year of the MSc. Programme
Modules 1 to 6 will be delivered during the first academic year and are the same as for the Diploma course. Modules 7 and 8 will be delivered during the second academic year of study and commence in September.
Module 1. An introduction to simulation and training in healthcare
Module 2. Simulation with manikin and task based trainers
Module 3. Standardised patients, virtual patients, and hybrid simulation
Module 4. Human factors and patient safety in simulation
Module 5. Uses of medical and healthcare simulation beyond education
Module 6. Running an effective simulation-based education programme
Module 7. Research Methods for Medical and Healthcare Simulation.
Module 8. Research Thesis.
The course will be assessed by:
2 year Masters Cost (2019): €5,000 per annum for a student from the EEA and €7,375 per annum for a student from non-EEA
In the last decade there have been large changes in the undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare education, the delivery of healthcare, and the working environment. These changes have led to a large investment in simulation centres nationally and internationally. There has also been an increase in the amount of research being carried out in simulation and using simulation for research. The MSc. Healthcare Simulation and Patient Safety will provide the student with the expertise required to lead and carry out research in simulation-based education in undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare teaching environments.
An honours Bachelor degree at NFQ Level 8
Demonstrated interest in simulation
Demonstrated proficiency in English
Previous experience or academic qualification