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 and NUI Maynooth. This is the first accredited course in arts and health in Ireland and was carried out for the first time in Feb 2011. Following the successful development and implementation of this new 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 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 and to give them an understanding of what ‘arts and health’ is and the role of the arts in healthcare, both theoretical and practical.

The twelve students on the first course who 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.

We are also pleased to announce that the course will run again this year, starting February 2012. Student places have been filled and another class of students will begin this course soon. The course is delivered by a team of experienced lecturers from NUI Maynooth. Hilary Moss delivers the specialist arts and health modules, with guest input by doctors, speech therapists, artists, arts and health practitioners and arts therapists. This year facilitators include Ciara McMahon, Lucia Barnes and Catherina Brady.


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