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Masters in Health Sciences (Primary Care)

Course Description



The Masters in Primary Care will equip students to successfully develop and carry out a piece of research within the primary care setting, and in doing so develop relevant expertise in research methodology.

Individual research is supported by a dedicated thesis supervisor and ten days face-to-face workshops covering the following topics:

Advanced qualitative research methods
Statistics and epidemiology
Computer packages: SPSS, Nvivo and Endnote
Evidence Based Primary Care (advanced)
Research ethics
How to write a research paper

Entry Requirements

This multidisciplinary programme is offered to health and social care professionals or administrators, currently working in a primary care setting. Entry usually follows sucessful completion of the one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care or Clinical Primary Care (see www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/primary-care.html and www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/clinical-primary-care.html). Applications may also be considered from others with relevant educational background and experience. Selection is based on academic record and congruence of the thesis proposal with expertise and capacity for supervision within the Discipline of General Practice (although proposals are welcomed in any area of primary health care). All applicants should contact the Course Director in relation to this.

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