Professional MA in Healthcare Chaplaincy in Ireland

The Professional MA in Healthcare Chaplaincy, is a three semester program which will facilitate experiential learning through intensive clinical exposure and reflective practice. The program is designed to offer those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare chaplaincy an opportunity to acquire the theological and professional competencies required for effective ministry within intensive clinical environments and complex healthcare systems.

This is currently the only level 9 masters program offered in an Irish university which combines both the academic and clinical practice elements required to apply for certification as a hospital chaplain.

Program

Upon successful completion of this programme the Graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to engage in a holistic manner with the Chaplaincy needs of patients, residents, family, staff and wider community
  • Exhibit self knowledge to a degree that permits pastoral care to be offered within the contexts of his/her strengths and limitations
  • Be aware of and articulate how their feelings and attitudes, values and assumptions affect their ministry
  • Be competent in reflecting theologically and facilitating that process in others; Give evidence of understanding current theological, spiritual and ethical issues that confront chaplains
  • Demonstrate an ability to articulate and empathise around spiritual, moral and medical issues; Demonstrate an ability to understand and help others discover the meaning in the experience of suffering, grief and loss
  • Demonstrate the facility to integrate theology of ministry and pastoral practice
  • Understand the operational systems in the healthcare setting
  • Engage sensitively in faith conversation and faith development initiatives in an invitational and inclusive manner
  • Exhibit competence as a reflective practitioner and openness to continuing spiritual, theological, professional and personal development
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage his/her own work as a Chaplain and to integrate this with the work of others in order to provide an effective Chaplaincy Team Service in a healthcare setting.
  • Why IRELAND

    • This is currently the only level 9 masters programme offered in an Irish university which combines both the academic and clinical practice elements required to apply for certification as a hospital chaplain.
    • You will study at the largest and most innovative Institute of Education in Ireland and the UK. Programmes are designed to meet the personal and professional needs of chaplains/pastoral workers and delivered by academic and practising experts. We focus on creating a rich, collaborative and safe learning environment where the student voice is central.
    • You will have full access to our first class facilities, including an extensive library with remote access for on-line students.

Careers

The programme is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in Healthcare Chaplaincy in a variety of approved healthcare contexts including: Hospitals Hospices Rehabilitation Facilities Nursing Homes & Care Facilities.

for further inquiries contact:- cochin@choiceinternational.in

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