Bishop Doran welcomes new module in Catholic Healthcare Ethics

by | 4 Apr, 2024 | Bishops, Church, News

Saint Patrick’s Pontifical University (SPPU), Maynooth is taking applications for a new module in Healthcare Ethics called Catholic Healthcare Ethics in the 21st Century.

This course is suitable for Allied Healthcare, Professional and Administration roles, and those working in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy in hospital, parish, diocese or wider community settings.  This for-credit module can be taken as a standalone short course or combined with further modules and a research project to attain a Postgraduate Diploma.  Students will be able to select modules in the fields of Ethics, Pastoral Care and/or Values-Based Leadership.

Welcoming this novel module in Catholic healthcare ethics, Bishop Kevin Doran (pictured), Chair of the Council for Life of the Irish Bishops’ Conference said, “in contemporary Ireland, obtaining a good grounding in caring for the sick and in upholding the value of human life is essential now more than ever.  I encourage anyone with an interest in this important area of study, to avail of the opportunity to sign up for one of the remaining places on this course.  I congratulate Saint Patrick’s Pontifical University for taking the lead in the field of Catholic Healthcare Ethics.”

  • The Postgraduate Diploma will allow for options to progress to a Master’s;
  • The module and Diploma are ideally suited to those interested in equipping themselves with skills for effective leadership positions in values-based organisations;
  • Each module is delivered through the SPPU online learning platform and by industry leading professionals.  It offers freedom to engage and learn at a time that suits the student.

The closing date for applications is on Friday 5 April.  For more information on how to apply contact +353 (1) 708 4778 or email [email protected].

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