Course Overview

This module will enable students to develop an understanding and appreciation of ethical perspectives and issues in health care, so as to enhance their professional managerial practice.

Healthcare Ethics is a core module on the .

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a registered nurse on the Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


  • Be registered on the appropriate allied health professional Register 
    (for those required to register with a professional body)

Be currently employed in healthcare or social care either in: clinical or social care practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific discipline related area such as nursing. This is specified in modules descriptions.

Applicants will normally have gained a primary degree (health science/studies or social science/studies related) level 8 or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to compile a portfolio to provide evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

  • International students will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 7 in the IELTS Academic Test is required.

Additional Requirements


One Semester (Jan-March)

Next start date

January 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

27th November 2020

NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study

Blended Learning: e-learning, formal lectures, student-centred learning (discussions/group work) and five days College attendance.

ECTS weighting



Stand Alone Module: Healthcare Ethics


Course code

Course Outline

This is a core module on the Postgraduate Diploma Health Sciences (Nursing/Professional Studies).
Attendance Days:

  • Wednesday 6th January 2021 - Induction Day
  • Wednesday 27th January 2021
  • Wednesday 10th February 2021
  • Wednesday 3rd March 2021
  • Wednesday 24th March 2021

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Who’s Suited to This Course

The Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies delivers a number of stand alone modules which address issues of interest to all health and social care professionals. Credits attained can be accumulated over a 2-3-year timeframe and put towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing/ Professional Studies). The modules are delivered in a flexible manner to accommodate the learning requirements of busy healthcare professionals. Alternatively, those who opt not to be assessed in the module receive a certificate of attendance.

Please note all stand alone modules run depending on sufficient numbers.

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€800 (2020/2021)

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU


Fees can be paid securely through our Online Payment Facility

Find out More

Kelly Baker
Postgraduate Administrator 
Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies
St. Angela's College,
Clogherevagh, Lough Gill
Co Sligo, F91 C634

T: 071-9135612