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.
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.
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.