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Older Person Rehabilitation

The Postgraduate Diploma 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.

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 Postgraduate Diploma level must do so within 5 years of successful completion of the Certificate Examination.

Progression to MSc:
Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation, a student may transfer to the Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation with exemptions for modules already taken.

Note:
1) Modules CG6002 and CG6010 need to be completed, if not already taken as part of the Postgraduate Certificate, to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma. A student who applies to transfer to the Postgraduate Diploma level must do so within 5 years from the date of first registration for the CPD modules or the Postgraduate Certificate .

2) A student who does not hold an Honours Primary Degree must obtain an Honours standard in the examinations for the Postgraduate Diploma in order to be eligible to apply/ transfer to the MSc programme.

Entry requirements

Primary Degree or an equivalent qualification and experience in a relevant health care discipline to be approved by the College of Medicine and Health. Active registration or eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional healthcare registration body in Ireland.

Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation must normally hold a primary degree in a cognate area or equivalent plus relevant professional experience as adjudged by the College of Medicine and Health.

Candidates must have the following:
◾A Primary Degree or an equivalent qualification and experience in a relevant health care discipline to be approved by the College of Medicine and Health
◾Active registration or eligibility for registration with the appropriate professional healthcare registration body in Ireland
◾Ideally candidates should have practical experience in their area of qualifications of at least one year post-registration.
◾Evidence of proficiency in the English Language. Students whose primary language is not English must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with no individual section less than 5.5.
◾Applicants who do not meet the normal academic or experience requirements may also be considered following a review of their individual qualifications and experience by the course committee. Admission of such applicants will be subject to the approval of the College of Medicine and Health Executive Committee.

Selection will be based on academic achievement and relevant work experience. Some applicants who do not fulfil the usual entry requirements may be invited to interview to satisfy the selection committee of their suitability for the programme. Acceptance of a candidate into the programme is subject to Garda/Police Clearance.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please see course webpage (link below) to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Duration

1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years

Careers or further progression

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

Dr. Suzanne Timmons
Tel: +353 21 4627347 or +353 21 4923165
Email: s.timmons@ucc.ie

Subjects taught

The part-time Postgraduate Diploma 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 60 credits over two years incorporating approximately 300 hours of structured contact time (approximately 2 days per month during term). Most classes are held on in one or two weekday blocks.

Students take core modules to the value of 15 credits as follows in Year 1:

CG6009 Principles and Practice in Older Person Rehabilitation (10 credits)

CG6010 Clinical Practicum in Older Person Rehabilitation (5 credits)

Students take elective* modules to the value of 45 credits from the following over two years (maximum 25 credits to be taken in year 1). Students are encouraged to discuss their choices with the programme coordinator. Note: not all modules may be offered every year:

CG6002 Stroke Rehabilitation (10 credits)

CG6003 Cognition, Communication, Capacity and 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)

EH6038 Applied Research for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (10 credits)

**Note: Students cannot take CG6007 and CG6011 together.

Module descriptions are will be available in the book of modules 2014/15

*Alternatively students may take up to a maximum of 15 module credits, relevant to the rehabilitation of older people (unidisciplinary or interdisciplinary), from designated courses in UCC, subject to timetabling restraints, in lieu of 15 module credits above. Physiotherapy students may choose to take 15 module credits from prescribed courses in UL or RCSI (list of external modules approved by the College of Medicine and Health is available from the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation). The module(s) are equivalent in level and credit rating. Students pay the other University directly and obtain a transcript of their academic study marks from that University. This transcript will be included in the student's overall profile.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation is also available as a one-year full-time course. Students take taught modules from the above list (or external modules) to the value of 60 credits (approximately 4 days per month during term) over one calendar year.

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

Fitness to Practise
This programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy.

Comment

Unique aspects of the 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 practise.

Application date

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.

While UCC operates a rounds system for Postgraduate Taught courses (detailed below) we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of Applications: Offers will be made:

For all completed applications received by January 16th 2017 Offers will be made by January 30th 2017

For all completed applications received by March 1st 2017 Offers will be made by March 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2017 Offers will be made by May 15th 2017

For all completed applications received by July 3rd 2017 Offers will be made by July 17th 2017

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

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Course fee

2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee €5,310 full-time. The part-time course fee is €2,655 (per academic year)

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11th September 2017

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