Ageing Health and Wellbeing in Intellectual Disability (P. Grad. Dip/MSc.)
This interdisciplinary course will develop and strengthen the skills, competencies and knowledge of students, thus enabling them to promote and develop excellence in the delivery of care for people with an intellectual disability. Students will explore the physical health, policy and complex care needs of people with intellectual disabilities. The course will prepare them as leaders in quality and person-centred care for people with intellectual disabilities as they age.
The Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability, based at Trinity College Dublin, hosts IDS-TILDA, the world leading longitudinal research initiative focused on ageing and intellectual disability, the most complete multidisciplinary body of research in this field, directly informing policy and practice to enhance the lives of older people with intellectual disability. This new Interdisciplinary P.Grad.Dip/M. Sc. will be underpinned by research emanating from the IDS-TILDA study.
Structure and delivery
All orientation and course content is delivered online; students are not required to attend onsite. The course will include 10 live webinars supported by discussion board topics and students' contributions.
For the other modules, a blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments. This course may include clinical and practice based learning and assessment and students may be required to attend additional sessions at associated service provider sites as well as at the student's practice base during year one of the course. There is some web-based learning involved.
The M.Sc. course takes place over two years on a part-time basis or one year on a full-time basis. The part-time course commences with a full week in September and thereafter one day per week for the remainder of the academic year. The full-time course involves an additional day for some weeks of the academic year.