Nursing - Philosophical Underpinnings of Gerontology Care - Module

Demographic changes have significant implications for the provision and delivery of health and social services to older people in all care settings. It is essential that healthcare professionals possess the specialist knowledge and skills necessary to respond to relating to diverse and holistic needs of older people and changing care environments. This module looks at identifying the needs and priorities for the care of the older person. This module provides the student with the opportunity to develop their competence and expertise in nursing care of the older person. CPE Modules on Website

Award: University Certificate of Study
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

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Philosophical Underpinnings of Gerontology Care NS6411

This module provides the student with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and expertise in person-centred nursing care of the older person. This module explores theories and concepts of gerontology including theories of ageing, ageing process and ageism. It explores theories and concepts underpinning gerontological nursing. Furthermore, this module examines comprehensive physical and psycho-social assessment processes and tools within gerontological care.

Entry requirements

A Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick.

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Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

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One Semester (12 Weeks) part-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: Autumn 2024

Post Course Info

This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MicroCred are:

Nursing (Older Person) - MSc

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