The Postgraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare Settings is the first accredited course in arts and health in Ireland. The course is delivered by NUI Maynooth Kilkenny Campus in association with the National Centre for Arts and Health at The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght. All students attending the course have the opportunity to attend a short placement in an arts and health setting (offered at the National Centre for Arts and Health, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital).

The course aims:

  • 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
  • to give them an understanding of what arts and health is and the role of the arts in healthcare, both theoretical and practical

Duration: One semester part-time including five Fridays (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and five Saturdays (10 a.m. –5 p.m.)

Dates and Location:
Friday 3rd / Saturday 4th February 2012 at Kilkenny Campus (NUIM)
Friday 24th / Saturday 25th February 2012 at The Adelaide and Meath National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght
Friday 9th / Saturday 10th March 2012 at Kilkenny Campus (NUIM)
Friday 30th / Saturday 31st March 2012 at Kilkenny Campus (NUIM)
Friday 27th / Saturday 28th April 2012 at Kilkenny Campus (NUIM)

Cost: €1450

Entry Requirements:
(a) Primary degree, professional diploma or equivalent
(b) Experience in the field of Adult & Community Education and/or experience of working with Art in Healthcare Settings
(c) Satisfactory interview

Closing date: 7th November 2011

How to Apply:
Applicants  must apply online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) at (Course Code: MHA81).

For further information contact the National Centre for Arts and Health on 01-4142076, e-mail or see


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