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The School of Nursing and Midwifery is pleased to announce a scholarship award for
a student to undertake an extended critical review of the literature as their
dissertation module for the MSc Advanced Professional Practice commencing
September 2012. The scholarship is funded by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice
and Palliative Care as part of a large research study evaluating a care pathway for
patients suffering from cancer-related cachexia. The student will be carry out a
15,000 word realist review of the literature in relation to psycho educational
interventions to improve the experience of refractory cachexia for patients and their
relatives. The Scholarship will cover the fees for the dissertation module.
Applications are invited from all applicants who meet the following criteria:
Essential Entry Criteria:
The scholarships will be awarded to the best graduates from a nursing or midwifery
programme (ie applicants who hold a recognised professional qualification in
nursing, midwifery or an allied health and social care profession and a relevant
primary degree 2:2 or above or      equivalent).

All candidates entering the MSc programmes are eligible to be considered by the
School for the Award through the entry system.
The judging panel will include senior research staff from the School.
The decision will be based on the record of academic achievement and a
supporting written statement of not more than 500 words outlining the nursing
contribution to supporting patients with advanced cancer, and their families.
Applicants must also have been accepted on to the MSc Advanced Professional
Practice programme to start September 2012.
 Closing date for submission of a written statement to the Head of School is Friday
26 October 2012. This may be submitted electronically at
Enquiries or further information:
Lyn Crawford, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast.
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Medical Biology Centre
97 Lisburn Road

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