Research Profile

Nora McCarthy

Biography

Dr. Nora McCarthy is employed as Lecturer in Medical Education, UCC since 2010. She is academic coordinator of a 3 term module for first year graduate entry UCC medical students, GM1010 coordinator Integrated Patient-centred Clinical Science and Practice, with the associated blueprinting and delivery of assessment methods, including OSCEs, MCQ/MEQs/SBA. Dr McCarthy is joint Academic and Assessment Co-coordinator at Mercy University Hospital clinical site. The completion of a Masters in Maritime Medicine complimented the development and delivery of a novel curriculum for medical students in maritime medicine, including the development and application of novel assessment techniques for medical students in this field. She is lead of a work package in the recently awarded FP7 proposal S-HELP (Securing Health Emergency Learning Planning), an international consortium aimed at developing a new standard in crisis management. This work package will involve the design, delivery and evaluation of training modules using virtual and role-based simulation and appropriate assessment methods. Dr. McCarthy with nursing colleagues implemented Early Warning Score training into medical and nursing education programmes in UCC with innovative inter-disciplinary assessment which was recognised by a a President’s Award for Research into Innovative Forms of Teaching.

Dr. McCarthy leads the co-ordination of student exchange programmes in UCC School of Medicine. A particular interest of hers is in the experiences of overseas medical students, in particular those from non-western backgrounds.

 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Securing Health.Emergency.Learning.Planning.European Union01-FEB-1431-JAN-17€165,600.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)'Towards the development of a decision support system for multi-agency decision-making during cross-border emergencies'
Neville, K,O'Riordan, S,Pope, A,Rauner, M,Rochford, M,Madden, M,Sweeney, J,Nussbaumer, A,McCarthy, N,O'Brien, C (2016) 'Towards the development of a decision support system for multi-agency decision-making during cross-border emergencies'. Journal of Decision Systems, 25 :381-396 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'The creation of a training model to support decision-making of emergency management practitioners: a design research study'
McCarthy, N;Neville, K;Pope, A;Gallagher, A;Nussbaumer, A;Steiner, CM (2016) 'The creation of a training model to support decision-making of emergency management practitioners: a design research study'. Journal of Decision Systems, 25 :558-565 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'“An evaluation of peer to peer surgical teaching and the role of the peer review process”'
Sheila Oh , Noel Lynch , Nora McCarthy , Tulin Cil , Elaine Lehane, Michelle Reardon, Henry Paul Redmond and Mark Corrigan (2014) '“An evaluation of peer to peer surgical teaching and the role of the peer review process”'. Pharmacy, [Details]
(2013)'Evaluation of the Educational Impact of a special study module on maritime medicine for medical undergraduate students'
McCarthy N, O'Flynn S, Murohy J, Barry D,,Canals ML (2013) 'Evaluation of the Educational Impact of a special study module on maritime medicine for medical undergraduate students'. International Maritime Health, 64 (4) [Details]
(2006)'Every Practice should have a formulary'
McCarthy, N. (2006) 'Every Practice should have a formulary'. Forum: Journal of The Irish College of General Practiti, [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2016)18th IFIP WG 8.3 International Conference on Decision Support Systems
McCarthy, N., Neville, K. and Pope, A (2016) An Approach for Training Decision Making Competences in a Multi-Modal Online Environment 18th IFIP WG 8.3 International Conference on Decision Support Systems Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2015)European Security Research Conference
Neville, K., O'Riordan, S., Pope, A., Raune M., Rochford, M., Madden, M., Sweeney, J., Nussbaumer, A., McCarthy, N., and O’Brien, C (2015) Developing a decision support tool and training system for multi-agency decision making during an emergency European Security Research Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2015)PROCEEDINGS OF 9TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON IS MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION (ECIME 2015)
McCarthy, N;Dwane, S;Daly, P;Gallagher, AG;Duggan, E;Neville, K (2015) Development of a Training Tool for Correct use of Protective Clothing PROCEEDINGS OF 9TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON IS MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION (ECIME 2015) , pp.300-303 [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2015)An Evaluation of the Accuracy of Peer to Peer Surgical Teaching and the Role of the Peer Review Process.
Oh, S;Lynch, NP;McCarthy, N;Cil, T;Corrigan, M (2015) An Evaluation of the Accuracy of Peer to Peer Surgical Teaching and the Role of the Peer Review Process. HOBOKEN: Abstract [Details]
(2015)The application of NFC technology to enhance experiential learning and directly improve safety in surgical patients.
Connell, EO;Pegler, J;Lehane, E;McCarthy, N;Sahm, L;Tabirca, S;Driscoll, AO;Corrigan, M (2015) The application of NFC technology to enhance experiential learning and directly improve safety in surgical patients. HOBOKEN: Abstract [Details]
(2015)Enhanced experiential learning and improved surgical patient safety through the application of NFC technology.
Connell, EO;Pegler, J;Lehane, E;McCarthy, N;Sahm, L;Tabirca, S;Driscoll, AO;Corrigan, M (2015) Enhanced experiential learning and improved surgical patient safety through the application of NFC technology. LONDON: Abstract [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2004Winner O.K. Shorten memorial award Cork General Practice training Scheme
2014UCC President’s Award for Research into Innovative forms of Teaching UCC

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Amercian Heart Assciation Accredited Instructor and Medical Director ACLS/
Irish Heart Foundation Accredited Instructor/
Irish College of General Practitioners Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2007)International Symposium of Maritime Health,
N. McCarthy, S. Cusack (2007) A review of the use of Medico Cork by fishing vessels and trawlers. [Poster Presentation], International Symposium of Maritime Health, Spain . [Details]
(1996)Irish Perinatal Society,
McCarthy, Ryan, T. (1996) Erythropoietin versus Blood Transfusions in premature babies. [Oral Presentation], Irish Perinatal Society, Ireland . [Details]
(2010)” National Webinar Health Services Quality & Safety Conference,
Catherine McCarthy; Leena Naughton; Marian Donovan; Nora McCarthy, Eamon Keenan (2010) Quality matters – Promoting a patient centred culture of caring. [Poster Presentation], ” National Webinar Health Services Quality & Safety Conference, Ireland . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
GEM Oversight Committee GM1010 Coordinator/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1996UCC MB BCH BAOMedicine
2001RCPI DIPLOMAMedicine for the Elderly
2002RCSI/RCPI DIPLOMADiploma in Child Health
2003RCPI DIPLOMADiploma in Obstetrics
2004Irish college of General Practitioners Membership of the Irish College of General PractitionersGeneral Practice
2013University of Cadiz, Spain MASTERSMaritime Medicine
2014UCC Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Teaching Activities

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Maritime Medicine MX3001Maritime Medicine

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