MSc / Postgraduate Diploma Neurology and Gerontology
Ireland has experienced considerable demographic changes with demands placed on the health care services by an increasing number of older persons in society; stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, its incidence and prevalence increasing with increasing age. Physiotherapists have a key role to play in this specialist area.
The programme aims to develop the participant's professional knowledge base, skills and understanding required by physiotherapists to fulfil their role in the rehabilitation of neurological and elderly patients in the context of changing health care services. Because we believe that excellence in the clinical area requires an equivalent expertise in research skills, the programme will have a particular emphasis on research.