Trinity College Dublin


Dementia (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.) - Full-Time
Course Code: DPTNM-DEME-1F09

Dementia (P.Grad.Cert)
Course Code: DPCNM-DEMF-1P09

Dementia (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.)
Course Code: DPTNM-DEME-1P09

Subjects taught

The modules are:

1. Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare
2. Ethics and Law in Health Care, or
3. Clinical Practice Module
4. Ways of Understanding Dementia and Dementia Care
5. Critical issues in Assessment and Care Planning
6. Enhancing the experience of living with Dementia
7. Fundamentals of Palliative and End of Life Care
8. Dissertation

Students are required to attend the university for one week in September, approximately 15 days in year 1 and approximately 10 days in year 2. Full time students are required to attend for two days per week throughout the academic year.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Current registration on the appropriate division of NMBI live register.

Special instruction for Non-EU students.
When asked to submit ABA PIN please insert '0000' to bypass this question. *This instruction also applies to all applicants who are not currently qualified as a Nurse or Midwife in Ireland.

Minimum of one year's professional experience in supporting persons with dementia within the past two years
For the duration of the course all applicants are required to be working in an area where dementia care is delivered.

Normally hold an honours degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. social, health or pastoral care. Candidates with relevant, and significant, experience as professional practitioners in the field of dementia care may be considered with a lower class degree or equivalent
Otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they will have the ability to complete and benefit from the course

All applicants to the School of Nursing and Midwifery whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
• IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6.5 in each category
• TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
• University of Cambridge:
Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
• Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020
• An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-sessional Pathway Programme

Please also note that existing IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and PET scores up to three years old (rather than two) will be accepted for 2022/23 applications in light of test centre closures.

Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, see for further details.

Application dates

Closing Date: 30th June 2023


M.Sc: 1 year full-time
M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip: 2 years part-time
P.Grad.Cert: 1 year part-time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake September 2020

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
This course prepares graduates from the nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, social work, physiotherapy, chaplaincy sector to specialise in the field of dementia with dementia-specific knowledge, skills and values to promote excellence in the area of dementia care practice.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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