College of Medicine and Health
Candidates must have the following:
All applicants are required to complete an application form and
provide evidence of current professional registration. Acceptance
of a candidate into the programme is subject to Garda/Police
Exemptions at the Point of Entry to the Postgraduate Certificate Programme
In accordance with UCC’s Policy for Recognition of Prior Learning, students who have completed relevant university postgraduate modules in a cognate area at similar NFQ level may apply for exemptions for modules taken within the last five years, subject to approval of the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation and the College of Medicine and Health.
Students take taught modules to the value of 30 credits incorporating approximately 300 hours of structured contact time (approximately 1 day per month during term if taken over two years; or two days per month during term if taken over one year). Most classes are held in one or two weekday blocks, including some weekend days.
Over a one or two-year period, students take 10 credits as follows (core module):
CG6009 Principles in Older Person Rehabilitation (10 credits)
and students take 20 credits from the following modules:
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)
CG6010 Clinical Practicum in Older Person Rehabilitation (5 credits)
NU6115 Decision-making in Contemporary Rehabilitation Practice Using Validated Ethical Frameworks (10 credits)
Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules 2012/2013.
Progression to Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person
Following successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Older Person Rehabilitation, a student may apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Older Person Rehabilitation, subject to approval of the College, with exemptions granted for the modules already taken. Note: 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 continue to Postgraduate Diploma level must do so within 5 years from the date of first registration for the CPD modules or the Postgraduate Certificate.
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2013 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2012/2013.
Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Certificate
in Older Person Rehabilitation (NFQ Level 9, Minor award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: