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Older Person Rehabilitation

Course Outline
The MSc in Older Person Rehabilitation is designed to provide students, from a range of different professional backgrounds, with interdisciplinary learning in the theory and practice of Older Person Rehabilitation. It is available as a part-time or full time programme. The full-time programme runs over one calendar year (12 months) from the date of first registration for the programme. The part-time programme runs over two academic years (18 months).

Exit award: Postgraduate Certificate
Upon satisfactory completion of 30 credits in Older Person Rehabilitation, to include module CG6009, students may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation. A student who subsequently applies to continue to Master's level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Certificate Examination.

Exit Award: Postgraduate Diploma
Upon satisfactory completion of 60 credits, to include modules CG6009 and CG6010, students may opt not to complete the thesis and exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation. A student who subsequently applies to continue to Master's level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma Examination.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2014 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2013/2014.

The part-time MSc in Older Person Rehabilitation runs over two academic years from the date of first registration for the programme. Students take taught modules to the value of 90 credits. Students take taught modules to the value of 60 credits over two years incorporating approximately 300 hours of structured contact time (approximately 2 days per month during term). Most classes are held in one or two weekday blocks. A research dissertation (30 credits) is submitted in the Summer of Year 2.

Why Choose This Course
Established in 2011, the Older Person Rehabilitation postgraduate programme is a unique course which will allow you to develop your skills as a leader in gerontology and rehabilitation. This interdisciplinary course is the only one of its kind in Ireland and the UK.

The flexible approach allows students to choose from a range of modules to build a course tailored to them. A student-centred focus promotes flexible timetabling and blended learning to minimise travel time. Lecturers are experienced clinicians from a range of disciplines who promote interdisciplinary learning and practice.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have the following:
• An Honours Primary Degree in a relevant health care discipline* or an equivalent qualification and professional experience to be approved by the Programme Team.
• Ideally candidates should have practical experience in their area of qualifications of at least one year post-registration;
• In some exceptional circumstances candidates, by virtue of their training and experience may, at the discretion of the Programme Team, be deemed suitable for entry to the programme. Such candidates may be requested to undergo an interview.

* A relevant health care discipline includes but is not limited to medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, speech and hearing science, audiology, physiotherapy, psychology, and social studies.

Garda Vetting
Students, or applicants in receipt of an offer, on this programme will be subject to Garda Vetting as relevant. Students will be prohibited from engaging in a relevant work placement unless the vetting process has been cleared. Click here to view UCC's Student Garda Vetting Policy.

Exemptions at the Point of Entry to the MSc Programme
Following successful completion of the examinations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation, and subject to approval of the Programme Team, a student may opt to transfer to the MSc (Older Person Rehabilitation), with exemptions granted for modules already taken.

A student previously graduated with the Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation/Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation (exit award from the MSc) may register for the MSc in Older Person Rehabilitation within five years of completion, subject to approval of the Programme Team, with exemptions granted for modules taken within the previous five years.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available at https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/postgraduate/

International/non-EU applicants
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Duration

CKX14: 1 year Full-time
CKX18: 2 years Part-time

Additional Teaching Mode Information
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 20 months.

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information
In today's competitive workforce, higher professional qualifications are an essential part of continuous professional development and career advancement. The MSc is particularly suitable for those who want to assume a management and leadership position in the care of older people.

On completion of this course you will:
• Have gained the critical skills to evaluate rehabilitation models and settings, and the evidence base for current practices in older person rehabilitation.
• Gain knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of key topics required to practice in stroke rehabilitation.
• Gain the knowledge and skills required to design, undertake and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research in older person rehabilitation.
• Have the skills to act as a leader and innovator in older person rehabilitation.

Further enquiries

Contact details for this course
Dr. Suzanne Timmons
s.timmons@ucc.ie
+353 21 492 3165
https://www.ucc.ie/en/cgr/

Lorraine Crossan
l.crossan@ucc.ie
+353 21 462 7347

Subjects taught

Full-Time
The full-time MSc (Older Person Rehabilitation) runs over one calendar year (12 months) from the date of first registration for the programme. Students take taught modules to the value of 60 credits incorporating approximately 300 hours of structured contact time provided face-to-face, via webinars or online (3-8 in-class days per month during term). Most classes are held in two-day blocks (weekdays). Students also undertake a research dissertation (30 credits) which is submitted at the end of the calendar year.

Taught modules
Students take core modules to the value of 25 credits as follows:
• CG6009 Principles in Older Person Rehabilitation (10 credits)
• CG6010 Clinical Practicum in Older Person Rehabilitation (5 credits)
And either
• EH6038 Applied Research for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
OR
• MH6014 Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 credits)

Students take elective* modules to the value of 35 credits from the following (a maximum of 10 credits can be taken in Year 1):
• CG6002 Stroke Rehabilitation (10 credits)
• CG6005 Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation (5 credits)
• CG6006 Falls, Mobility and Movement Disorders (10 credits)
• CG6007 Independent Study (5 credits)**
• CG6011 In-depth Independent Study (15 credits)**
• CG6012 Neuromuscular Discorder (10 credits)
• CG6015 Understanding Cognitive Disorders and Dementia (10 credits)
• CG6016 Advanced Issues in Dementia Care (10 credits)

* Alternatively students may take up to a maximum of 15 credits, relevant to the rehabilitation of older people (unidisciplinary or interdisciplinary), from designated courses in UCC, subject to timetabling restraints, in lieu of 15 credits above.

** Students can take CG6007 or CG6011 but not both.

Research Module
• CG6008 Research Dissertation (30 credits)

Part-Time
The part-time MSc (Older Person Rehabilitation) runs over two academic years (20 months) from the date of first registration for the programme. Students take taught modules to the value of 60 credits over two years incorporating approximately 300 hours of structured contact time provided face-to-face, via webinars or online (3-7 contact days per semester). Most classes are held in two-day blocks (weekdays). A maximum of 40 taught credits can be taken in a single year. Students also undertake a research dissertation (30 credits) which is submitted in the early Summer of Year 2.

Taught modules
Students take core modules to the value of 25 credits as follows:
• CG6009 Principles in Older Person Rehabilitation (10 credits)
• CG6010 Clinical Practicum in Older Person Rehabilitation (5 credits)
And either
• EH6038 Applied Research for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
OR
• MH6014 Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 credits)

Students take elective* modules to the value of 35 credits over years 1 and 2 (maximum 40 total taught credits per year) from the following:
• CG6002 Stroke Rehabilitation (10 credits)
• CG6005 Amputee and Prosthetic Rehabilitation (5 credits)
• CG6006 Falls, Mobility and Movement Disorders (10 credits)
• CG6007 Independent Study (5 credits)**
• CG6011 In-depth Independent Study (15 credits)**
• CG6012 Neuromuscular Disorders (10 credits)
• CG6015 Understanding Cognitive Disorders and Dementia (10 credits)
• CG6016 Advanced Issues in Dementia Care (10 credits)

*Alternatively students may take up to a maximum of 15 credits, relevant to the rehabilitation of older people (unidisciplinary or interdisciplinary), from designated courses in UCC, subject to timetabling restraints, in lieu of 15 credits above.

** Students can take CG6007 or CG6011 but not both.

Research
• CG6008 Dissertation in Older Person Rehabilitation (30 credits, year 2)

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar.

Modules
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Application date

Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one specific closing date, please check your course prospectus page for this information.

The UCC rounds closing dates for postgraduate taught courses are below. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of full applications:
For all completed applications received by January 10th 2020
Offers will be made by January 24th 2020

For all completed applications received by March 2nd 2020
Offers will be made by March 16th 2020

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2020
Offers will be made by May 15th 2020

For all completed applications received by July 1st 2020
Offer will be made by July 15th 2020

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity.

Non-EU Applicants: Information for Non-EU applicants may be found on the International Office Website https://www.ucc.ie/en/international/

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 7 September 2020

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