The Postgraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare Settings at NUI Maynooth was a collaboration between The National Centre for Arts and Health at The Adelaide and Meath Hospital (AMNCH) and NUI Maynooth.

This is the first accredited course in arts and health in Ireland and was carried out for the first time in February 2011.  The course aimed to provide students with an understanding of the key theories that inform teaching and learning in adulthood; to provide them with the knowledge and skills to work creatively with groups; to give them the capacity to critically reflect on their practice in the field of arts and health and to give them an understanding of what arts and health is and the role of the arts in healthcare, both theoretical and practical. Following the successful development and implementation of this course, we are delighted to announce that this course will be running again in February 2012. For more information contact the Department of Continuing and Adult Education, NUI Maynooth.

The twelve students on the first course that have now successfully graduated are:

Aisling McCormilla; Anne Coffey; Celia Richard; Estibaliz Errazquin; Gillian Hogan; Karen O’Connor; Liz Morris; Maria Hanna; Niamh O’Connor; Pam O’Connell; Vanessa Eakins and Vicky Linnane.

For more information contact Hilary Moss at the National Centre for Arts and Health, AMNCH, on 01 414 2076 or e-mail


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