Boost your career and employability
Boost your career and employability with our FREE AHP courses.
Specialist training and development short courses for cross-border area health and social care providers.
Take a look through our range of FREE AHP MSc level modules.
Upskill with Ulster University in partnership with CHITIN
The Cross-border Healthcare Intervention Trials in Ireland Network (CHITIN) portfolio, through the Health and Social Care Research and Development (HSC R&D) Division, Public Health Agency, has fully-funded the delivery of specialist training and development activities to Allied Health Professionals in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The CHITIN portfolio
The CHITIN portfolio is a unique cross-border partnership between the PHA and the Health Research Board (HRB) Ireland.
It is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
What's on offer
We are offering a range of free, MSc credit bearing, modules to enable Allied Health Professionals to reframe current clinical practices and share opportunities for transformational service delivery in Ireland.
This is a fantastic opportunity to share best practice with your peers across the island of Ireland.
You can choose from seven MSc level modules to update your knowledge within your chosen career.
Courses will be taught fully online, delivered by our world leading and experienced course teams who will fully support you throughout the programme with a combination of online lectures, tutorials and other online resource tools.
There are also opportunities to progress to full Masters programmes on completion.
See entry requirements for more details about eligibility criteria.
The training period comprises 4 semesters over which you can register and take any of the 6 modules.
You can register to take one or more of the modules over the training period.
We are currently accepting applications for semesters 1&2 intakes of the academic year 2022/23.This will be the last year of the training period. The deadline for applications to be received for consideration for the academic year is midnight on Monday 1 August 2022.
The training period comprises:
- Semesters 1 & 2 academic year 2021/2022 - fully subscribed
- Semesters 1 & 2 academic year 2022/2023 - open for applications
How to apply
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as funded places are limited.
In line with funding requirements, whilst we will consider all applications from AHPs living in Ireland, funded places will be prioritised for those living/working in the ‘defined area’ of Northern Ireland and the 6 border counties of:
- County Monaghan
- County Sligo
- County Donegal
- County Leitrim
- County Louth
- County Cavan
Apply now and complete the application form on our online enrolment system.
Guidance for completing the online application form
Online application system
Username and PIN
Create a Username (ie Login ID) and PIN (please ensure you make a note of these)
Your Username/Login ID must be unique to you and up to 9 characters (this is NOT your Student ID number).
Your PIN must be six numeric characters (remember these details as you will be able to save and return to your application as many times as you like before finally submitting it).
Underneath the table containing Application Descriptions, you’ll see a small heading, Application Types and a drop-down menu – select “Postgrad Home & EU” and click “continue”.
Select the “Academic Year 2021-2022”
Select the “Academic Year 2021-2022”, enter your name and then click on the “Fill Out Application” Tab.
10 checklist sections
You will see 10 checklist sections.
These sections on the form should be completed as follows.
When creating your application on our online application system, please note the specific requirements in red font to help you complete your application.
From the "Programme Choice" drop down menu, select “PG Credit Bearing Module, Life & Health, Part-time, Jordanstown”
In the "Proposed Option box" enter the Module Title, PLEASE INSERT MODULE TITLE AND MODULE CODE (OTH/PTH XXX)
- Professional Development in Practice (OTH 701)
- Long Term Conditions (PTH 701)
- Global Health Care Perspectives (PTH 700)
- Entrepreneurial Leadership (OTH 700)
- Research Evidence in Health Science (OTH 814)
- Research Project Preparation (OTH 812)
- Dementia Care (Edinburgh Napier University)* new for 2022/23
Proposed Month & Year of Entry
In the Proposed Month & Year of Entry, enter one of the following depending upon which semester you wish to take your module:
- SEPTEMBER 2021 (NOW CLOSED)
- JANUARY 2022 (NOW CLOSED)
- SEPTEMBER 2022 (CURRENTLY OPEN)
- JANUARY 2023 (CURRENTLY OPEN)
Point of Entry
For "Point of Entry" enter YEAR 2
Enter N/A in the box regarding computer type
Please enter CHITIN EXTENSION TRAINING PROGRAMME 85225R
After you apply
Our Admissions team will reply to let you know if we can offer you a place.
Once we have received your application form you will be contacted via email with details regarding Online Enrolment.
This must be completed prior to commencing your studies.